Lepanthes horichii Luer 1987

Photos courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Warm cool WinterSpringFall

Common Name Horich's Lepanthes [German Orchid Collector in Costa Rica Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations of 750 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a suberect ramicaul enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a few, .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Lindleyana 2(4): 194 Luer 1987 drawing 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;