Lepanthes minutilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

Inflorescence Photos by Bogarin & Sanchez, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name The Small Lipped Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1500 to 2850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species with erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped completely by 3 to 5, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, cuneate-spatulate, obovate to elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3, to 5" [ to 12.5 cm] long, fractiflex, racemose, successively single to 31 flowered inflorescence but often much shorter with 2 to 3 successsive flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK;