Lepanthes casasae Pupulin 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photos by Walter Schug

Leaf and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Bogarin TYPE Drawing by Franco Pupulin 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.

"Among the species of the L disticha complex L casasae is recognized by thepresesence of purple spots on the internal half of the lateral sepals, the obliquely truncate upper lobe of the petals and the body of the lipwith an obtuse sinus without an appendix." Pupulin 2003


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