Lepanthes pergracilis Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Collection by Ekman and The Harvard Herbarium Webpage

Common Name The Graceful Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Gramma and Santiago de Cuba provinces of Cuba at elevations of 1350 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, microscopically subdenticulate, elliptical-ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, borne on top of the leaf, peduncle filiform, .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long, rachis .2" [5 mm] long, subdense, distichous, successively single,several flowered inflorescence with oblique, longter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;