Lepanthes cyrillicola Luer & Llamacho 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Julio Larramendi

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 104 2001 The Selbyana Website

Common Name The Swamp Cyrilla Growing Lepanthes [A genus of trees on which the Lepanthes was found]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cuba on Pico Turquino as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls carrying 3 to 6 minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, elliptic, obtuse, slightly concave, broadly cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, arising behind the leaf, peduncle filiform, .16" [4 mm] long, congested, distichous, .16 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, successively single, several to many flowered inflorescence with muricate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is known only from the original collection. It is characterized by the small habit; broadly elliptical, obtuse leaves; a congested raceme borne behind the leaf; obtuse, light red sepals; broad petals; and convex, elliptical blades of the lip borne by short connectives with an equally long, triangular appendix." Luer 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 104 2001 drawing fide The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014