Lepanthes mariposa Luer1984

Another Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of the Epidendra Website CR

Plant and Flower

Photo by Daniel Jimenenz


Common Name The Butterfly Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests in scrubby trees at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, colol growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, emarginate with an abaxal apicule, the cuneate base contracted into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall on a congested, disitchous, .15 to .18" [3 to 4 mm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the front of the leaf with triangular, acute, amplectent floral bracts

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Phytologia 55: 187. 1984; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 drawing/photo fide; Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 Photo fide;