Lepanthes obliquiloba Hespenh. 1973

Photo by Emilio Esteban-Infantes and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Oblique Lobed Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size

Found in Cuba as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by to 9, cornucopiate, acuminate, cilate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, ovate to obovate, margins entire, shortly acuminate, tridenticulate, sessile leaf that blooms in the winter on a distally, distichously, .35" [7 mm] long, laxly, successively few flowered inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaf


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