Lepanthes volsella Luer & R.Escobar 1984

Plant and flowers Photos by Daniel Jimenenz

Common Name The Pinchers Lepanthes [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, puepl suffused beneath, elliptic, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, .32" [8mm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on top of hte leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 55: 196. 1984. Luer & Escobar Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003