Lepanthes trifurcata Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves

Side View of Flower Photos by Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Trifurcate Lepanthes [refers to the petals shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia at elevations around 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 7, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a filiform, subcongested, distichous, .32 to .48" [8 to 12 mm] long including the .2 to .28 [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with slightly muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 119 Luer & Escobar 1994 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;