Lepanthes stenorhyncha Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Slim Nosed Lepanthes [refers to the slender column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 1640 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 11, blackish, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, basally rounded and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, distichous, 1.4" [4.1 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

"Vegetatively similar to L ramonensis but florally has no near relatives. The sepals are ovate, widely diverging with the laterals more or less concave. The petals are large with triangullar lobes. The lip is most distinctive with the incurved slope of very narrow blades flanking a slender column. The apex of the column curves upward. The connectives are extremely short and the minute appendix is pedunculate." Luer 1995


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; * Lindleyana 10: 170 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 Pupulin 2020 photo fide; .