Lepanthes selliana Endres ex Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Photo by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name Sell's Lepanthes [Maybe refers to a collector named Sell 1800's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Costa Rica without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte, with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising on top? of the leaf, peduncle filiform, to .4" [1 cm] long, rachis congested, distichous, .2" [.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts..

"Recognized by the small habit with ovate, acute leaves, a congested inflorescence, half as long as the leaf, most likely on top, the sepals are broadly pvate, acute and minutelyciliate, The petals are broadly bilobed and pubescent while the lip laminae are elliptical and pubescent witha minute appendix." Luer 1995


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 10: 167 Luer 1995 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 Pg 449 Pupulin 2020