Lepanthes mariposa Luer1984

Another Flower Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Plant and Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenenz


Common Name The Butterfly Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests in scrubby trees at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, colol growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, emarginate with an abaxal apicule, the cuneate base contracted into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall on a congested, disitchous, .15 to .18" [3 to 4 mm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the front of the leaf with triangular, acute, amplectent floral bracts

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; *Phytologia 55: 187. 1984; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 drawing/photo fide