Lepanthes lindleyana Oerst. & Rchb.f. 1858 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Daniel Jimenez G. in Costa Rica

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Reichenbach fil in Xenia Orchid. 1: 149. 8-10. Oerst. & Rchb.f. 1858

Common Name Lindley's Lepanthes [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia? to Venezuela? at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species with erect ramcicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 7, tubular, dilated apically, acuminate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, ovate lanceolate,to narrowly ovate, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to a few, 1/2" to 1.2" [1.2 to 2.8 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes exasperata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925; Lepanthes lindleyana var. angustifolia Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934; Lepanthes lindleyana var. major Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1934; Lepanthes micrantha Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; * Xenia Orchid. 1: 149. 8-10. Oerst. & Rchb.f. 1858 drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 101. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 179. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Schedul. Orchid. 8: 36. 1925 as L exasperata; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 not = L navicularis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 not = L navicularis; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 not = L navicularis; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as L micrantha photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003