Lepanthes cuneiformis Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Wedge-Shaped Lepanthes [refers to the upper lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate, abruptly acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, 1/2" [1.2 cm] long including the .28" [7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 135. Luer & Escobar 1984 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;