Lepanthes minutilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

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

Full Shade Cool Cold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Small Lipped Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud oak forests 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 late winter and 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

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003

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