Lepanthes ramonensis Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

HOLOTYPE Drawing HOLOTYPE drawing by AMES and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name The San Ramon Lepanthes [A town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by about 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, ovate, obtuse-acuminate, tridentate apically cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a much shorter than the leaf, distichous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 179. 1923; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;