Lepanthes eciliata Schltr.1913

Another Flower Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Leaf And Flower Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full shade CoolWinter

Common Name The Not Ciliate Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1675 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect to erect, ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes cascajalensis Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 203. 1913 Sclechter; Schedul. Orchid. 4: 27. 1923 as L cascajalensis; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 as L cascajalensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide;