Lepanthes grisebachiana Hespenh. 1973

Photo by Julio Larramendi


Drawing by C Wright and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cool

Common Name Grisebach's Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Oriente province of Cuba at elevations around 1325 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, obtuse, ciliate margined, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, loose, lightly flexuous, to .48 to .6" [.45 to 1.5 cm] long , successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 25(3): 272273. Hespenh. 1973 drawing fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide