Lepanthes acoridilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 Photo by Karremans

Pupulin Another Flower

Bogarin Another Flower Photos by Karremans, Pupulin and Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Acoridium-Like Lepanthes [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with filiform ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8, lepanthiform, minutely hispid sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, minutely tridenticulate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, distichously, densely, many successively single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR *Schedul. Orchid. 10: 38. 1930 Checked type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide