Lepanthes hermansii Luer 1995

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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