Lepanthes fulva Lindl. 1858

What was known as L occidentalis

Photos by Julio Larramendi

Common Name The Brown/Yellow Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Cuba miniature to just small sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte with approximate, erect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by 3, brownish, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter spring and summer on 2 to 3, slender, arising through a very short spathe, almost to as long as the leaf, to 2.4" [ 6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucllate, apiculate, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying minute, pale yellow flowers.

Synonyms Lepanthes lindmaniana Schltr. 1923; Lepanthes occidentalis Hespenh. 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide;