Lepanthes triura (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes


Photos by Jose David Lacruz


Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name The Three Tailed Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters in cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elongate, attenuate, minutely tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms on a few erect, 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.75 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Stelis triura Lindl 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville and Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora De Venezuela Volumen 15 Vol 2 Foldats 1970 ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide vol 2 Dunterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;