Lepanthes barbosae Luer 1995

Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Flower and Leaf

Photos by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Barbosa's Lepanthes [Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast and Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by to 15 lepanthiform ciliate sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the rounded base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, racemose, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the back side of the leaf and has oblique, lightly muricate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 10: 135 Luer 1995 drawing fide; 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;