Lepanthes fascinata Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Fascinated Lepanthes [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1700 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, weak ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, congested, distichous, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf with lightly muriculate floral bracts.

Similar to Lepanthes myiophora along with Lepanthes davidsei Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 10: 148 Luer 1995 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003