Lepanthes quadricornis Luer & R. Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Marsipanthes SECTION Felinae Luer 1986

Another View

Photos by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

Flower Detail

Photo by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Four-Horned Lepanthes [refers to the pair of forked petals]

Flower Size 7/16" [1 cm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 densely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a spreading to pendant, coriaceous, marginate, broadly elliptical, obtuse leaf contracted below to a petiole that blooms in the spring and summer on a distichous, 11/16" [1.6 mm] long, successively few flowered raceme with echinate floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes 1996 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #2 1998 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;

Checked Type drawing W3Tropicos fide