Lepanthes chapina Luer & Béhar 1990

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Common Name The Chapina Lepanthes [Nickname for Guatemalans]

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Guatemala without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, thin ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 5, microscopically cilate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, coriaceous, green with purple stains, subacute apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, on the top side of the leaf, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with muricate, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018