Lepanthes glicensteinii Luer 1987 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Franco Pupulin.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and the Epidendra Orchid Website

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.

"Easily identified by the congested, short but long pedicellate raceme of relatively large, greenish-white flowers. The apices of the three sepals and both lobes of the petals are narrowly triangular and acute, the petals edged in orange. The pubescent lip is similar to L turialvae." Luer 1987


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Lindleyana 2(4): 191, 194. Luer 1987 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo fide;