Lepanthes barbae Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name or Meaning The Bearded Lepanthes [refers to the overall hairiness of the petals]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Venezuela in oak forests at elevations of 2000 to 2550 meters as a mni-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect stems with tight, dark lepanthiform sheaths without dilated ostia carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, elliptic, coriaceopus, subacute to obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a densely congested, distichous, peduncle .44" to .52" [1.1 to 1.3 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaf and arising on the back.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 98. Schlechter 1923 drawing fide. Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing not = L wagneri; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Digest 1/2010; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;