Lepanthes regularis Luer 1987 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

Photo TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Lindleyana 2: 213 Luer 1987

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.

"L. regularis resembles Lepanthes elusiva, however, it differs in the entire sepals (vs. denticulate), the oblong, erect lobes of petals (vs. ovate, subfalcate), and the lower lobes of the lip which are separated, not overlapping (vs. superimposed)." Bogarin, Kaes and Diaz-Morales 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 2: 210 Luer 1987 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 12(1), Bogarín, Karremans & Mel.Fernández April 2012. © Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchidee, Taxon. Mitt. 5(3): 24 2019: Lepanthes elusiva – a New Species of Lepanthes (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Tapantí Area in Cartago, Costa Rica Bogarin, Kaes and Diaz-Morales Drawing/photos fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;