Lepanthes lappacea Luer 1996

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade HotWarm LATERSpring

Common Name The Burr-Like Lepanthes [refers to the large, ovoid, pubescent appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12 close, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical,thinly coriaceous, ovate,acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 2 to 3, filiform, erect, congested, 1.84 to 1.92" [4.6 to 4.8 cm] long including the .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf with microscopically scabrous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11: 61 Luer 1996 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003