Lepanthes inornata Schltr.1923

Another Flower

Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of the Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Modest Lepanthes

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 850 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 8, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, wavy margined, lanceolate, shortly acuminate, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a few, .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence holding the flower on the front of the leaf.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide