Lepanthes umbonifera Endres ex Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Rounded Elevation Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the blades of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with nodding to prostrate, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, close fitting, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique microscopically scabrous ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark purplish green, purple beneath, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, subcongested, 1/2" to .72" [1.2 to 1.8 cm] long, successively 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 10: 173 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 Pg 449 Pupulin 2020