Lepanthes lunaris Luer 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool ColdWinter Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Crescent Shaped Lepanthes [Refers to the lip shape surrounding the column

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1900 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent, occasionally branching rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-spiculate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, coriaceous, glabrous, elliptical, subacute apically, 3 to 5 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through summer on a upcurved, slender, .08 to .15" [2 to 4mm] long, congested, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with glabrous floral bracts.

Synonyms Brachycladium lunare (Luer) Luer 2005; Oreophilus lunaris (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella lunaris (Luer) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella lunaris drawing fide

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