Lepanthes inescata Luer 1987

Photo by Walter Teague


Common Name

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests around 800 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by several lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic to round, obtuse, abruptly narrows and widely conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the early fall on several, terminal, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively few, many flowered inflorescence arising in the cup towards the base of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK;

Checked type drawing W3Tropicos OK; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo 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 Pg 449 Pupulin 2020 photo/drawing fide;