Lepanthes fimbriata Ames 1923 Photo By Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Fimbriate Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama at elevations around 1550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptical, shortly acuminate, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms on a short successively few, several flowered inflorescence holding the flower on the front of the leaf.

Similar to L laevis but the petals and lip are histute in this one.

Synonyms Lepanthes setos Luer 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Schedul. Orchid. 3: 11-12. 1923; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide