Lepanthes amplectens Luer & Hermans 1995

Photos by Karremans, Pupulin and Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Comprehensive Lepanthes

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 10, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked Type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;