Lepanthes stenorhyncha Luer 1995

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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.


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