Lepanthes hastata Luer 1992 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Spear Shaped Lepanthes [refers to the ramicaul and leaf]

Flower Size .12" [ mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1 to 1.12" [2.5 to 2.8 cm] long including the .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with minutely subspiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;