Lepanthes atwoodii Luer 1992

Another Angle

Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning Atwood's Lepanthes [American Botanist in Costa Rica later 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a few lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the round base leaf that blooms in the summer on a successively single, many flowered inflorescence with distichously arranged flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Checked w3 Tropicos type OK; Checked Lankester's Epidendra Website CR OK; *Lindleyana 7(2): 100. Luer 1992 drawing fide; 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;