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Lepanthes nymphalis Luer 1983 Photo by Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website

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Common Name The Nymph Lepanthes [refers to the mythological creatures of the dark forests]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized cool to cold growing epiphyte with ascending to erect, comparitively stout ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 16, long-ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths that sometimes produce apical keikis, and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a filiform, dense, distichous, 3.6" [9 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54: 357. 1983. Luer

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