IOSPE PHOTOS

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

Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Spear-Like Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in humid forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 13 lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, narrowly lanceolate, obtusely long acuminate, minutely tridentate, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 3, erect, distichous, flexuous, .52" [1.3 cm] long, successively single, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acuminate, minutely muriculate floral bracts.

"At first I thought the plant was L erinacea but soon saw that it was more like L stenophylla but differs in the longer inflorescence, the very unequal limbs of the petals and the vedry characteristicshape of the lip segments." Schlechter 1923

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 281. Schlechter 1923; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003

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