Lepanthes davidsei Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage

Cold LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Davidse's Lepanthes [American Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Atlantic slope at elevations around 2400 to 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 12, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a racemose, distichous, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers beyond the leaf

Similar to L myiophorae along with Lepanthes fascinata Luer 1995


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 11: 56. Luer 1996 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;