Lepanthes cucullata Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Cucullate Lepanthes [refers to the shape of the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2850 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptical to subcircular, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a loose, distichous, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.2 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with echinate floral bracts and carrying purple cleistogamus flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(2): 84-90. Luer & Escobar1994 Drawing fide

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