!Lankesterella orthantha (Kraenzl.) Garay 1962

Photos by Jay Pfahl plant in situ Putumayo Department Colombia 2800 meters



Photos by C.O.Morales

TYPE Drawing of L costaricensis

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Erect Lankestrella

Flower Size .15" [.33 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a basal rosette of ciliate margined, soft, fleshy leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a somewhat arching, racemose, densely villose, 1" [2.5 cm] long, loosely 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cladobium costaricense Schltr. 1923; Lankesterella costaricensis Ames 1923; *Spiranthes orthantha Kraenzl. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Ann. K.K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 27: 109-110. Kraenzl. 1913 as Spiranthes orthantha; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 87. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Cladobium costaricensis; Schedul. Orch. 4: 4-5 Ames 1923 as Lankesterella costaricensis; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as L costaricensis drawing ok; * Studies in American orchids VI Canadian Journal of Botany 34(2):241-260 Garay 1962; Orchids of Venezuela Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing good; Orchids of Peru First Supplement Schweinfurth 1970; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Moscosoa 4: 195 Dod 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 509 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo ok; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesterella costaricensis photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;