IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes coeloglossa Luer 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage

Cool LATE EARLY Fall

Common Name The Hollow Tongue Lepanthes

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a racemose, congested, distichous, short, successively flowered inflorescence.

" This little species may be identified by the congested raceme borne by a peduncle about as long as the elliptical leaf. The sepals are subequal and nearly free, the lower lobe of the petals is falcate and the body of the lip has a central, round excavation." Luer 1984

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 55: 180. 1984 Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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