Lepanthes eximia Ames 1923

Inflorescence and Leaf

Photos by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade WarmCold SummerFall

Common Name The Extraordinary Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in montane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations of 1100 to 2050 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 5, close, abruptly expanding towards the apex which is lanceolate and acuminate with hispidous margins and carries a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, orbicular to widely ovate-elliptic, tridentate apically, finely glandular beneath leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, .4" [1 cm] long, successively few, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes abnormis Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Schedul. Orchid. 5: 21. 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 21. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as L abnormis; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 ; ones Planetarum tropicarum Plate 816 Hamer/Dodson 1983 drawing ok?; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;