Lepanthes hamulifera Luer 1995

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Little Hook Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 800 to 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, close fitting, lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, suberect to spreading, pale green, ovate, subacute to acute, rounded to broadly cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, congested, .2" [5 mm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 10: 156. 1995. ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003