Lepanthes dotae Endres ex Luer 1995

Photo by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Dota Lepanthes [A Town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .25" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 10, closely adpressed, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, erect, dark green, coriaceous, broadly elliptic to suborbicular, obtuse, slightly convex, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and with muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 10: 143. 1995 Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;