Lepanthes otopetala Luer 1991 Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Full Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Ear-Shaped Petal Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 2450 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, closely adpressed, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying erect, coriaceous, very dark purple-green above leaves that are pinkish beneath, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, congested, distichous, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence with echinate floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 6(2): 76. 1991 Luer drawing fide

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