Lepanthes hermansii Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer Used under permission of The Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Hermans' Lepanthes [German Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 2000 to 2250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramiocauls enveloped by glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apcial, erect, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a congested, distichous, peduncle .68 to 1" [1.7 to 2.5 cm] long, longer than the leaf, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long overall, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Checked type W3Tropicos 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