Lepanthes siboei Bogarín & D.Jiménez 2015 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by © Daniel Jimenez

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Diego Bogarin and Daniel Jimenez and AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015

Common Name Sibo's Lepanthes [Within the Talamanca Cordillera in Cabecar & Bribri culture of Indian history the main god a creator of the universe]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary oak cloud forests in deep moss clumps at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8 minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with ovate, acute, adpressed minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, emarginate, with a short apiculus, roundish base narrowing into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a racemose, distichous, glabrous, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, to 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, rachis .6" {1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising above the leaf, with ovate, acuminate, conduplicate, membraneous, muriculate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to L falcifera but L siboei is distinguished by the ovate-elliptic leaves, entire,a cute sepals, golden yellow with the midvein stained with red, the rounded, yellow, orangish petals and the thick, ovate, downward folded, conspicuous appendix." Bogarin & Jimenez 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide