Lepanthes kleinii Bogarín & Pupulin 2012 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

Leaf and inflorescence

Photos by © D. Bogarín, R. Gómez, A. Karremans, B. Klein & G. Meza and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cool

Common Name Klein's Lepanthes [German Gardener at Muchen-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cartago Costa Rica at elevations around 1470 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, drooping, weak ramicauls enveloped by around 6, close, minutely scabrous, brown lepanthiform sheaths with rather conspicuous, infundibuliform glabrous, acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, ovate to elliptic, acuminate, minutely tridenticulate, narrowing and cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a, filiform, loose, distichous, .6 to .64" [1.5 to 1.6 cm] long including the .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long peduncle, fractiflex, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orch. Digest 76(1): 22 Bogarín & Pupulin 2012 Drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pg 449 Pupulin 2020