Lepanthes tricuspidata Luer & Sijm 2002 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Luer Selbyana 23: 24 Luer & Sijmi 2002

Full Shade LATER Summer

Common Name The Three Pointed Lepanthes [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical-ovate, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, arising on the back of the leaf, congested, peduncle .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by a broadly elliptical leaf borne by a longer ramicaul with closely appressed sheaths. The raceme is short, congested, successively many-flowered, and borne behind the leaf. The sepals are glabrous, narrowly triangular and acute. The petals are transversely bilobed with narrowly oblong lobes opposite and together longer than a sepal. The blades of the lip are narrowly oblong and borne by triangular connectives. The appendix is small, oblong and compressed. " Luer & Sijmi 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 23: 24 Luer & Sijmi 2002 Drawing fide;