Lepanthes cubensis Hespenh. 1973 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Hespenheide and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Cuban Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2.2 mm]

Found in Cuba at elevations in wet montane, broadleaved forests at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, cornucopiate, minutely muricate-cilate, acuminate, lepanthiform sheaths with short hispid ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, much shorter than the leaf, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, rachis .48" [1.2 cm] long, distally distichous, congested, densely successively single, many flowered inflorescence with dilate, acute, hispid, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 25(3): 269270 Hespenh. 1973. Drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014