Lepanthes bradei Schltr. 1918 Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Flower Closeup Photo by Daniel Jimenez G. in Costa Rica

Another Flower Closeup Photos by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name Brade's Lepanthes [Curator of Rio de Janiero Botanical Garden 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphytic species with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single ovate, acute, tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms in the spring on a few, 1" [2.5 cm] long successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide;