Lepanthes atrata Endres ex Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Leaf and Flower

Another Plant

Photos courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Warm LATE summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Blackened Lepanthes [referws to the cauline sheaths]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests ayt elevations of 900 to 1000 metrers as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 11 to 14, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, distichous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Lindleyana 10: 135. 1995; 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;