Lepanthes posthon Luer 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Lisa Thoerle

Common Name The Post Lepanthes [refers to the lip's shape]

Flower Size 1/16" [4 mm]

Found Costa Rica in pluvial forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with lateral ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a reticulate, round, obtuse, abruptly narrowing base leaf that blooms in the spring on a few 3/4" [2 cm] long successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Lepanthes posthon resembles the Ecuadorian species, Lepanthes equus-frisiae, Lepanthes pelorostele , L scrotifera and L rigidigitata, the Colombian species L eros, L isoceles, L vargasii, L micellilabia and the Costa Rican , L spadariae and L vestgialis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Checked type drawing on W3Tropicos OK; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Lankesteriana 17: 227 Moreno Vieira & Karremans 2017 drawing/photo fide;Checked type OK