Lepanthes dichroma Luer 1996 Photo by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Two Colored Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in humid forests at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8 lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate-scabrous ostia and carrying a single, horizontal, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, congested, distichous, .44" [1.1 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11: 59 Luer 1996 drawing fide