Lepanthes daniel-jimenezii Bogarín & Pupulin 2011

Side View of Flower Photos by © Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Cool

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 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchidee 62[2], 2011 photo/drawing fide