Lepanthes cuneiformis Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Wedge-Shaped Lepanthes [refers to the upper lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate, abruptly acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, 1/2" [1.2 cm] long including the .28" [7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf and carrying flowers with transluscent yellow, glabrous sepals, the dorsal sepal suffused with purple towards the apex, the pubescent petals yellow with a purple inner margin and a shortly pubescent, purple lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 135. Luer & Escobar 1984 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;