Lepanthes talamancana Bogarín & D.Jiménez 2015 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Photo by © Daniel Jimenez


Common Name The Talamanca Cordillera Lepanthes [A Costa Rican mountain range]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary and secondary oak cloud forests at elevations around 2418 to 2553 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 12 minutely ciliate, blackish lepanthiform sheaths with ovate, acute, minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, conduplicate, abaxially cuneate, emarginate, with a short apiculus, roundish base narrowing into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year but mostly later spring through late fall on a racemose, distichous, glabrous, peduncle 1" [2.5 cm] long, to 1.16" [2.9 cm] long overall, rachis .16" {4 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf, shoerter than the leaf, with ovate, acuminate, conduplicate, membraneous, muriculate, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015 photo fide;