Lepanthes standleyi Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Flower and leaf Photos by Jean Marc Pallandre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Holotype Drawing and Collection sheet Holotype and Collection sheet by Oakes Ames and Schedul. Orchid. 9: 44 Ames 1925

Deep Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Standley's Lepanthes [American Botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet forests at elevations around 1500 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender ramicaul enveloped by ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, convex, ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a congested, distichous, filiform, .32 to .44" [.8 to 1.1 cm] long peduncle, shorter than the leaf, .6" [1.5 cm] long overall, racemose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

"Allied to Lepanthes estrellensis Ames, but very much smaller with different labellum." Oakes Ames 1925


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; * Schedul. Orchid. 9: 44 Ames 1925 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003