Lepanthes inornata Schltr.1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes


Photos by Pupulin/LECTOTYPE Drawing by Ames 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.

Similar to L erinacea but it has broader leaves and different flower parts. The relatively shorter column is particuarly characteristic as well as the longer inflorescence.

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