Lepanthes tetroptera Luer 1987SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Four-Winged Lepanthes [refers to the diverging lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Chirique Panama in cloud forests at elevations above 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 7, minutely cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, congested, distichous, .2 " [5mm] long including the .12 [3 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered, inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 2(4): 214, 217 Luer 1987 drawing fide