Lepanthes triangularis Luer 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

Drawing by Luer

Deep ShadeCold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Triangular Lepanthes

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in Magadalena Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized cold growing epiphyte with pendent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-ciliate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, 3 veined, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, congested, racemose, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with an spiculate floral bract

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium triangularis; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus triangularis; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010 Luer as Penducella triangularis