Lepanthes barbosae Luer 1995 Photos by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Flower and Leaf Photos courtesy of Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Barbosa's Lepanthes [Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast and Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by to 15 lepanthiform ciliate sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the rounded base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, racemose, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the back side of the leaf and has oblique, lightly muricate floral bracts

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 10: 135 Luer 1995 drawing fide

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