Lepanthes candida Endres ex Luer 1995 Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flicker Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The White Lepanthes [refers to the sepals color]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations of 800 to 1800 as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, ovate, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a very short, peduncle .12" to .4" [.3 to 1 cm] long, successively single few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms .15" [3mm]

References 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;