Lepanthes gerardensis M.A.Blanco 2003

Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Gerard's Lepanthes [Botanist and Co-discoverer of species in Costa Rica current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with suberect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, minutely tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a very short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; CHECKED Type OK; *Lankesteriana 8: 19. Blanco 2003 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;