Lepanthes regularis Luer 1987

Photo by © Bogarin and the Epidendra Orchid Website

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl ©

Common Name The Regular Lepanthes [refers to the fact that all parts of this species are standard for the genus but so arranged make this different species]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Puntarenas province of Costa Rica and Chiriqui department of Panama at elevatiosn around 1770 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte, with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, tridentuculate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf with muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 2: 210. 1987 Luer drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 12(1), Bogarín, Karremans & Mel.Fernández April 2012. © Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012 drawing/photo fide; ; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;