Lepanthes wrightii Rchb.f. 1865

Photo by Julio Larramendi

Common Name Wright's Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Cuba as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by to 6, black, horn-shaped, acute lepanthiform sheaths with more or less sparsely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, coriaceous, acute, tridenticulate, not marginate, entire to sparsely short ciliate, subsessile base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a fascile of capillary, distally distichously, laxly successivvley several, to 20 flowered inflorescence with somewhat inflated, mucronate, sparsely ciliate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers that open yellow and become reddish with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide;