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

Deep ShadeCold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Triangular Lepanthes

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in Magadalena Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized cold growing epiphyte with pendent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-ciliate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, 3 veined, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, congested, racemose, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with an spiculate floral bract

Synonyms Brachycladium triangulare (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus triangularis (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus triangularis (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella triangularis (Luer) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium triangularis; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus triangularis; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella triangularis