Lepanthes clareae Luer & Hermans 1995 Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Full Shade Spring

Common Name Clare's Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in oak forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by minutely ciliate leapanthiform sheths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, distichous, longer than the leaf, peduncle .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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