Lepanthes octocornuta Luer 2002 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep ShadeCold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Eight Horned Lepanthes [refers to the projections of the petals and lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Boyaca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent,rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-pubescent lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, coriaceous, long-pubescent, elliptical, subacute apically, 3 to 5 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a upcurved, slender, .002 to .0025" [.5 to.6 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a long-pubescent floral bract

Synonyms Brachycladium octocornutum (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus octocornutus (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus octocornutus (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella octocornuta (Luer) Luer 2010;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium octocornutum; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophila octocornuta; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella octocornuta; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella octocornuta drawing fide