Lepanthes daniel-jimenezii Bogarín & Pupulin 2011

Side View of Flower

Photos by © Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name Daniel Jimenez' Lepanthes [Costa Rican Orchid Enthusisast and Lepanthes lover current]

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 400 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate, ovate, acuminate, slightly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, narrowly ovate to elliptic, acuminate, emarginate, shortly apiculate, purple beneath, purple along the margins, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf.

Similar to L guardiana, L ferreliae and L elegans but differs from L guardiana by the oblong, rounded, blood red upper lobe of the petals, from L elegans by the the denticulate sepals and the upper lobe of the petals are oblong and the long ciliate appendix, and lastly from L ferreliae by the longer and protruding far from the appendix column.

" L. sanjuanensis is mainly distinguished by the green-purple, not reticulated leaves, the petals with the upper lobe oblong, rounded, with the margins red, the lower lobe oblong, rounded, divergent at apex and the pinkish or orange-red lip." Luer 2012

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ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchidee 62[2], 2011 photo/drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pg 449 Pupulin 2020 photo fide

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