Lepanthes olmosii Bogarín 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

Drawing Photos & drawing by © Bogarin, Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name Olmos' Lepanthes [Panamanian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .35" [7mm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama in rainforests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, tight fitting, blackish lepanthiform sheaths with narrow, minutely ciliate margin ostia, and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, conduplicate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a filiform, arcuate, congested, distichous, [4" [10 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from either side of the leaf with triangular, amplectent, acute floral bracts.

Part of the L disticha complex along with L disticha, L poasensis, L parvilabia and L similis


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest. 73: 141-142.2009 Bogarin drawing fide