Lepanthes cunicularis Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool EARLIER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Rabbit-Like Lepanthes [refers to the large upper lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, bending with the weight of the leaf ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 15, light green, long-pubescen,t lepanthiform sheaths with markedly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, abruptly short-acuminate, broadly cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.32 to 1.65" [3.3 to 4.2 cm] long including the .72 to 1.08" [1.8 to 2.7 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising from on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 20#3 pg 289, 291, f. 116 Luer & Escobar 1997 Drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;