Lepanthes pinnatula Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Little Feather Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 2680 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, margined, purple suffused beneath, ovate, subacute, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, lax, .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long including the .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;