Lepanthes selliana Endres ex Luer 1995

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 a filiform, congested, distichous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on top? of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 10: 167. 1995 Luer 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