Lepanthes variabilis C.M.Sm., Pupulin & D.Jiménez 2013SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Wiel Driessen and his Faceboook Page

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photos by © Bogarin & Sanchez, Used under permission of The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Variable Lepanthes

Flower Size .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm]

Found in Cartago province of Costa Rica on the Cordillera de Talamanca’s northernmost range in lower montane rain forest, epiphytic in secondary mature vegetation with remnants of primary vegetation at elevations around 2750 to 2850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte that blooms in the fall


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lepanthes variabilis (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae), a new endemic species from Costa Rica Smith, Jimenez, & Pupulin 2013 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide