Lepanthes rafaeliana Pupulin 2001

Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Another Flower

Another Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Rafael's Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in oak forests at elevations of 2700 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 7 to 9, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to ovate-elliptic, minutely tridenticulate apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a, congested, distichous, successively single many flowered, to 1.2" [3 cm], racemose inflorescence arising from behind the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked Type OK; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 6: 289. 2001; 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