Lepanthes eciliata Schltr.1913

Another Flower

Photos by Eric Hunt

Leaf And Flower

Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR


LECTOTYPE Drawing by mand the Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade CoolWinter

Common Name The Not Ciliate Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1675 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect to erect, ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes cascajalensis Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; * Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 203. 1913; Schedul. Orchid. 4: 27. 1923 as L cascajalensis; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 as L cascajalensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as L cascajalensis photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;