Lepanthes blepharantha Schltr. 1923

Photo by Julio Larramendi

Common Name The Eye Lash-Like Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Cuba as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by to 7, cornucopiate, acuminate lepanthiform sheaths with muriculate striae carrying a single, apical, purple beneath, elliptic to suborbicular, glabrous, crenulate margins, subacuminate, broadly tridenticulate, narrrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, pendulous, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, longer thaqn the leaf, distichously, subdensely, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

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

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