Lepanthes tonduziana Schltr.1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Another Flower

Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR


Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

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.

"Closely reated to L turialvae and L melanocaulon in the black sheaths of the ramicauls but the lip separates the new species." Schlechter 1023


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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