Lepanthes tonduziana Schltr.1923

Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Another Flower

Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Tonduz' Lepanthes [Orchid Collector in Central America 1900's]]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1075 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 or so, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 3, congested, distichous, .5" [1.25 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 283 Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; ; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide; .

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