Lepanthes dolabriformis Luer 1996

Another Flower Photos by Daniel Jimenez


Common Name The Axe-Shaped Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in primary forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with comparitively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, minutely pubescent, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate and contracted below into he petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers at to beyond the leaf with muriculate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Lindleyana 11: 59. 1996. Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;