Lepanthes aprica Catling & V.R.Catling 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

Photo by Eric Hagsater

Another Flower Photo by Noble Bashor

Deep ShadeCoolColdSpringsummerFall

Common Name The Sun-Loving Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico at elevations around 1700 to 2600 meters in cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with arcuate-pendant ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 10, muricate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, flat, coriaceous, tridentate apically, clear green, the base is broadly cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a single, .4" to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, on the back of the leaf, successively single, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with a tubular, glabrous, obtuse-round, coffee colored, scarious bract and distichous, somewhat imbricate, obliquely infundibular, obtuse, glabrous floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; El Genero Lepanthes in Mexico Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996