Lepanthes cribbii Pupulin 2004

Another Flower

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Cribb's Lepanthes [English Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in lower montane cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, pendant, cool growing epiphtye with pendant ramicauls enveloped completely by 3 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short successively single, few flowered inflorescence holding the flower on the front of the leaf.

Lepanthes cribbii is within a complex of species that includes includes Lepanthes mentosa Lepanthes monteverdensis, and Lepanthes falx-bellica

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Kew Bull. 59: 560. 2004; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;