Lepanthes chameleon Ames1923


Leaf and Flowers

Photos by Bogarin & Jimenez, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Chameleon Lepanthes

Flower Size 1.2" [3.1 cm] tall

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 11, hairy, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single ovate, acute, tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the abbreviated conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long, successively single few flowered, racemose inflorescence

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Schedul. Orchid. 4: 28. 1923; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #12 2011 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide