Lepanthes glicensteinii Luer 1987 Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Plant and Flowers Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade CoolSpring

Common Name Glicenstein's Lepanthes [American Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4+ lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers on the back of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo fide;