Lepanthes ciliisepala Schltr. 1923

Photo by Joel McNeal and his P-Base Photo Site

Another Flower

Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya and the Peacewood Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Flower Closeup

Photo by Stefan Paeffgan.

Flower Closeup

Photo by Daniel Jimenez G. in Costa Rica Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Common Name The Hairy Sepal Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 1400 to 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 3 to 9, infundibuliform, acuminate, longitudinally nerved, muricate and papilose lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, broadly lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate, to elliptic, minutely tridenticulate apically, shortly petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, thin, distichous, racemose, subdensely successively single to 12 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 99. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;