Lepanthes viridis Pupulin & Bogarín 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and flower

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Pupulin and the Epidendra Website

Common Name The Green Lepanthes [refers to the brilliant green petals]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in montane forests at elevations around 950 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 7 to 11, pubescent lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, pendulous, subcoriaceous, flat, conduplicate, oblanceolate to obovate, acuminate, minutely emarginate, abaxially provided with a short apiculae, narrowing and cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a, filiform, distichous, .4 to .48” [10 to 12 mm] long including the .2 to .28” [5 to 7 mm] peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length.

"L viridis is similar to L pan but differs by the distinctly obovate leaves [vs orbicular], the yellow flowers with bright green petals [vs peach-colored with red petals], the lateral sepals shorter than the dorsal [vs equal], the densely villose petals with the upper lobe rounded [vs microscopically pubescent, the upper lobe obliquely truncate] and the apexes of the lobes of the lip acute [vs obtuse, apiculate]." Pupulin & Bogarín 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin Orchids Vol 80 Page 17p 2011 photo/drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;