Lepanthes amplectens Luer & Hermans 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

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;