Lepanthes schugii Pupulin 2003

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Another Angle

Flower and Plant

Plant in situ Costa Rica

Photos by © Walter Schug

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Franco Pupulin and Orchidee (Hamburg) 54: 78. 2003

Full ShadeColdSpring

Common Name Schug's Lepanthes [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Pacific slope in lower montane wet forest at about 2000 to 2350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 blackish, microscopicaly pubescent, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, 1"[ 2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.

Similar to L edwardsii but the new species differs mostly in the resupinate flower, the deep carmine color of the flower and the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked type OK; * Orchidee (Hamburg) 54: 78. 2003 drawing/photo fide; Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 71(1): e001 Bogarin &Pupulin 2014 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide