Lepanthes cincinnata Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Curled Lepanthes [refers to the curled lower sepaline tails]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 11, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute, acuminate to mucronate apically, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, congested, secund, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.2 cm] long including the .4 to .45" [1 to 1.2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;