Lepanthes empticia Luer & Béhar 1999 Photo by © Daniel Jimenenz

Another Flower Photo by © Carl Luer, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Bought Lepanthes [refers to it being discovered after purchasing from a nursery]

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Costa Rica without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphtye with suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, drooping, elliptical, shortly acuminate, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short 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; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003