Lepanthes wendlandii Rchb.f. 1866 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Another Flower

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Reichenbach fil

Full shadeCool to ColdFall to Winter

Common Name Wendland's Lepanthes [German Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found from Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 7 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, minutely tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 2, erect, thin, 2" [5 cm] long, elongating longer than the leaf, apically congested, fractiflex, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; checked type OK; * Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer.: 91. 1866 ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #12 2012 photo fide;Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo/drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide