Lepanthes cardiocheila Luer & R.Escobar 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep ShadeCoolColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Heart-Shaped Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendant, branched rhizome enveloped by 2, long-spiculate, imbricating, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying ramicauls enveloped by a long-ciliate, imbricating, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, pendant, coriaceous, lightly concave, sparsely short-ciliate, broadly ovate-subcordate, obtuse apically, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an ascending, .02" [5 mm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has a long-spiculate floral bract

Synonyms Brachycladium cardiocheilum (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Lepanthes cardiochila Luer & R.Escobar 1994; Oreophilus cardiochilus Archila 2009; Neooreophilus cardiochilus (Archila) Archila 2009; Penducella cardiocheila (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(2): 86-87. 1994. Luer drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2007 as Brachycladium cardiochilum

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