Lepanthes acoridilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Pupulin Another Flower

Bogarin Another Flower


Photos by Karremans, Pupulin and Bogarin/HOLOTYPE by Ames & Schweinfurth, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Acoridium-Like Lepanthes [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with filiform ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8, lepanthiform, minutely hispid sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, minutely tridenticulate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, distichously, densely, many successively single flowered inflorescence.

"Remarkable for its strange lip which stronly recalls the lip of some Philippine Acoridium [presently a section of Dendrochilum]. Vegetatively similar to L acostae and L oreocharis." Ames & Schweinfurth 1930


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR * Schedul. Orchid. 10: 38. 1930 Checked type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide