Lepanthes ridicula Luer 1999 Photo by Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Ridiculous Lepanthes [refers to the unusual floral morphology of this species]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte, with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 13 to 15, light brown, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, slightly concave, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a filiform, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide