Lepanthes chiriquensis Schltr.1922 Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Chiriqui Lepanthes [A Province of Panama]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1300 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 3, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the narrow, cuneate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, to .2" [to 5 mm] long, successively single, few flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes microtica Luer & R.Escobar 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 17. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;