Lepanthes guanacastensis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Deep shadeWarm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Guanacaste Lepanthes [The western Coast state near Nicaragua]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Nicaragua in wet forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, obovate leaf that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, longer than the leaf, racemose, .24 to .36" [.6 to .9 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Sched. Orch. 10: 45. 1930; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 817 Hamer 1983 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003