Lepanthes octocornuta Luer 2002 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

Drawing by Luer

Deep ShadeCold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Eight Horned Lepanthes [refers to the projections of the petals and lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Boyaca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent,rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-pubescent lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, coriaceous, long-pubescent, elliptical, subacute apically, 3 to 5 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a upcurved, slender, .002 to .0025" [.5 to.6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a long-pubescent floral bract

Synonyms Andinia octocornuta (Luer) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Brachycladium octocornutum (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus octocornutus (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus octocornutus (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella octocornuta (Luer) Luer 2010;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium octocornutum; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophila octocornuta; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella octocornuta; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella octocornuta drawing fide