Lepanthes edentula Luer 1995

Side View of Flower

Leaf and Flower Photos by Jimemez, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Toothless Lepanthes [refers to the smooth margins of the sepals in comparrison to the similar L acostae]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 7, closely adpressed, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique, slightly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a congested, slender, disitchous, .33" [to 8 mm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence holding the flower on the front or back of the leaf.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Lindleyana 10: 143. 1995; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;