Lepanthes bradei Schltr. 1918

Photos by Walter Schug

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Another Flower Closeup

Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Brade's Lepanthes [Curator of Rio de Janiero Botanical Garden 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphytic species with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single ovate, acute, tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms in the spring on a few, 1" [2.5 cm] long successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pg 449 Pupulin 2020 photo/drawing fide;