Lepanthes cocculifera Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Minute Cocci Carrying Lepanthes [refers to thetiny lobules at the apex of the appendix]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santander Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2850 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 10, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, apiculate, the rounded base contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.6" [4 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively single few flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 133. 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;