Lepanthes clareae Luer & Hermans 1995 Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Full Shade Spring

Common Name Clare's Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in oak forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, distichous, longer than the leaf, peduncle .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;