Lepanthes circularis Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Circular Leafed Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Cartago Costa Rica at elevations around 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, comparitively stout ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, close fitting, blackish lepanthiform sheaths with short ciliate ribs and ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, circular, obtuse to round, rounded and contracted below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, racemose, congested, distichous, to .44" [1.1 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and has muricate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 10: 140. 1995. Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;