Lepanthes latisepala Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR


Common Name The Broad Sepal Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 2 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute, minutely tridenticulate apically, abruptly narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early springon a .2" [5mm] long, successively single few flowered inflorescence

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;