Lepanthes coeloglossa Luer 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Hollow Tongue Lepanthes

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a racemose, congested, distichous, short, successively flowered inflorescence.

" This little species may be identified by the congested raceme borne by a peduncle about as long as the elliptical leaf. The sepals are subequal and nearly free, the lower lobe of the petals is falcate and the body of the lip has a central, round excavation." Luer 1984


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 55: 180. 1984 Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;