Lepanthes crucipetala Hespenh. & Dod 1993Drawing by Mark Nir

Deep shade Cool

Common Name The Crossed Petal Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in the Dominican Republic as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with a slender, erect, ramicaul enveloped by up to 6, horn-shaped, marginate, acute lepanthiform sheaths with minutely echinate ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, broadly ovate to suborbicular, , acuminate, tridenticulate, marginate, margins minutely denticulate and sparsely ciliate, acute to acuminate, tridenticulate, abruptly narrowing below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms on a fascile of up to 6, capillary, distichous, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, to 24 flowered inflorescence carrying minute flowers with straw colored sepals, often red around the vessels, petals and lip yellow, basally red.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide;

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