Lepanthes cuatrecasasii Luer 2007 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundantion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Cuatrecasas' Lepanthes [Spanish Botanist who collected this species early 2000's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 3250 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9, dark, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically echinate margins and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, subcongested, curved, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 ;