Lepanthes standleyi Ames 1925

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

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.


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