Lepanthes uncinata Luer & Larsen in ed Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Hook Shaped Lepanthes [refers to the mid lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela without collection data as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 12, acuminate, minutely ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, abruptly contracted apically into a narrow extension, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a congested, [1.3 to 1.6 cm] long including the [1 to 1.3 cm] long peduncle, successively single several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

I have no info on this species, newly described, was often mistaken for L pentoxys with which it has many similaritires.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 17(2): 352-354 Luer & Larsen 2012 drawing