Lepanthes cunicularis Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool EARLIER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Rabbit-Like Lepanthes [refers to the large upper lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, bending with the weight of the leaf ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 15, light green, long-pubescent lepanthiform sheaths with markedly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, abruptly short-acuminate, broadl;y cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.32 to 1.65" [3.3 to 4.2 cm] long including the .72 to 1.08" [1.8 to 2.7 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising from on top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 289, 291, f. 116 Luer & Escobar 1997 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;

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