Lepanthes trinaria Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Three Part Lepanthes [refers to the petals shape]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 8 to 10, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique apices and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, cordate-ovate, subacute, broadly cuneate to subcordate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a filiform, sublax, .48 to .64" [1.2 to 1.6 cm] long including the .4 to .56 [1 to 1.4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20: 311 Luer & Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;