Lepanthes jugum Luer 1987 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Side View of Flower

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard

Another Flower

Another Flower

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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Lindleyana 2: 197 Luer 1987 AOS Website

Common Name The Jointed Lepanthes

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 5, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, tridenticulate, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, .8" [2 cm] long, successively single several flowered inflorescence.

"This little species is easily recognized by the small habit with filiform peduncle, considerably longer than the leaf, that bears a congested raceme of comparitively large, slender flowers. Also disitnctive is the transversely reniform lip that surrounds the column reminiscent of that of the Ecuadorian L columbar, L helcium and L homotaxis.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; * Lindleyana 2: 197 Luer 1987 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;