Lepanthes grandiflora Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

What was know as L muldreae

Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya and the Peacewood Orchid Website

Another Flower

Photo by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name or Meaning The Large Flowered Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations above 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 or so lepanthiform sheaths carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, gradually narrows below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back side of the leaf

Synonyms Lepanthes jennyi Luer 1991; Lepanthes mulderae Luer 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI com Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as L mulderaephoto fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide