Lepanthes droseroides Luer 1987

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of the Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Drosera-Like Lepanthes [refers to a Sundew leafs resemlance to the appendix]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of 2700 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 2 to 6, tight, blackish lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to orbicular, shortly acuminate, abruptly narrows below into the cuneate, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short to 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence holding the flower on the front of the leaf.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Lindleyana 2: 188. 1987. Luer drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 drawing/photo fide; Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 Photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pg 449 Pupulin 2020 photo fide