Lepanthes casasae Pupulin 2003

Photos by Walter Schug

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Casasa's Lepanthes [Botanist at Lancaster current]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations aroundd 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphytic species with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 8 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, round apiculate, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 54: 76. 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide