Lepanthes durikensis Bogarín & Pupulin 2014 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © Daniel Jimenez

Full Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Cerro Durika Lepanthes [A Costa Rican Biological reserve in the Talamanca Cordillera]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, glabrous, whitish sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, broadly elliptic, rounded, deeply and narrowly retuse, with a distinct abaxial apical mucro, shortly cuneate below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a longer than the leaf, loose, distichous, peduncle filiform, to .8" [2 cm] long, provided with 1 to 2, short, tubular, obtuse bracts, rachis fractiflex, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, amolectent, subacute, sparsely muriculate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 71(1): e001 2014 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide