Lepanthes atrata Endres ex Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Leaf and Flower

Another Plant Photos courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade

Common Name The Blackened Lepanthes [referws to the cauline sheaths]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 11 to 14, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, distichous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Lindleyana 10: 135. 1995; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003