Lepanthes incisa Luer & R.Vásquez 1983SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name The Cut Into Lepanthes [refers to the deeply incised petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, close, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate-elliptic, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a, filiform, congested, distichous, .76 to .92" [1.9 to 2.3 cm] long including the .24 to .4" [6 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54(5): 348. Luer & Vasquez 1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;