Lepanthes ova-rajae Luer 1987

Side View of Flower

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning The Egg?" Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect ramicauls with microscopically asperous lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, erect, elliptic, thinly coriaceous, subacute to obtuse, prominently reticulate leaf that blooms in the fall on a congested, peduncle, .12 to .24" [3 to 6 mm] long, secund, longer than the leaf, to 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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;