Lepanthes caroli-lueri Bogarín & Pupulin 2010

Photo by © Bogarin and Epidendra Webpage

Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Carl Luer's Lepanthes [American Pleurothallid Expert current]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane wet forests on the Caribbean slopes at elevations around 700 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 5, hirsute, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate and obliquely dilated ostia and carrying a suberect, coriaceous, ellitpic to orbicular, somewhat lenticulate, conduplicate, obtuse, retuse, round below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a racemose, distichous, pubescent, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence holding the flowers above the leaf and has spiculate, ciliate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 15(1): 116–118, f. 4A-E. 2010 Bogarin & Pupulin drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide