Lepanthes blepharistes Rchb.f. 1866 Photo by Daniel Jimenez and His Flickr Costa Rican Orchid Photo Page


Common Name The Eyelash-Like Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 960 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a racemose inflorescence.

CAUTION this species is said to be the same as L acostea but I just don't see it if what I have for both species is correct. I have kept them separtate pending new references.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type ok; *Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer.: 92. 1866; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 815 Dodson 1983 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok;