Lepanthes quadricornis Luer & R. Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Marsipanthes SECTION Felinae Luer 1986

Another View Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

Flower Detail Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Four-Horned Lepanthes [refers to the pair of forked petals]

Flower Size 7/16" [1 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespiotose epiphyte in Narino state of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters with horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 densely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a spreading to pendant, coriaceous, marginate, broadly elliptical, obtuse leaf contracted below to a petiole that blooms in the spring and summer on a distichous, 11/16" [1.6 mm] long, successively few flowered raceme with echinate floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes 1996 drawing fide;

Checked Type drawing W3Tropicos fide

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