Lepanthes garciae Bogarín & D.Jiménez 2015 Photo by © Daniel Jimenez

Flower Dissection Photo by © Adam Karremans and The ResearchGate Website

Common Name Garcia's Lepanthes [Costa Rican biologist and co collector of the type current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary oak cloud forests on hanging lianas at elevations of 2300 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to pendent ramicauls enveloped by 8 glabrous, with the ostia minutely ciliate, ovate, acute, adpressed lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute, conduplicate, emarginate, with a short apiculus, purplish beneath, roundish base narrowing into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms mainly in the spring and summer on a racemose, distichous, peduncle .16" [4 mm] long, glabrous, to .4" [1 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising above the leaf, with ovate, acuminate, conduplicate, membraneous, muriculate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015 photo fide;