Lepanthes clareae Luer & Hermans 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra website

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


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;