Lepanthes erinacea Rchb.f. 1855 SECTION Effusae Rchb.f Daniel Jimenez

Full shade Warm CoolWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Hedgehog-Like Lepanthes

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms in winter and spring on a 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence held behind the leaf

Synonyms Lepanthes apiculifera Schltr. 1923; Lepanthes endresii Luer 1992; Lepanthes wercklei Schltr.1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Bonplandia (Hannover) 3: 225. Rchb.f 1855; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1855 drawing fide; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.19: 177. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as L apiculifera;

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