Lepanthes silvae H.Dietr. 1988

Older flower changed to brown red

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Julio Larramendi

Common Name Silva's Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Cuba as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, obovate-spathulate, marginate, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a filiform, about as long as the leaf, to 3 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that open yellow and become purplish red with age.

Synonyms Lepanthes minima-mundana Luer 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide;

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