Lepanthes sannio Luer & R.Escobar 1987SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

Photo by Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Harlequin Lepanthes [refers to the comical appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, suberect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .68" [1.7 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf with muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 2: 214. 1987. Luer & Escobar drawing fide; 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;