Lepanthes blephariglossa Schltr. 1918

Photos by Daniel Jimenez, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Leaf and Flowers Photos by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Fringed Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations of 1500 to 1900 as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with reclining, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 3 to 5, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, narrowly ovate, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of successively single flowered inflorecence with distichously arranged flowers held on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes collaris Luer 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked type OK; *Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 394. Schlechter 1918.; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 99. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; 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 Pg 449 Pupulin 2020 photo/drawing fide;