Lepanthes utyumii Bogarín & D.Jiménez 2015

Photo by © Daniel Jimenez


Common Name The Cerros Utyum Lepanthes [A Costa Rican area of the Talamanca range]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Pacific slope in primary and secondary oak cloud forests at elevations around 2400 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9 minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with ovate, acute, minutely ciliate, slightly dilated ostia and carrying a single, subcoriaceous, ovate to elliptic, acute to subacuminate, conduplicate, abaxially cuneate, emarginate, with a short apiculus, purple beneath and along the edges, roundish base narrowing into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year but mostly late spring through late fall on a racemose, distichous, glabrous, peduncle .32" [8 mm] long, to .52" [1.2 cm] long overall, rachis .16" {4 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf, shorter than to as long as the leaf, with ovate, acuminate, conduplicate, membraneous, muriculate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 Karremans & Jimenez 2015 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;