Lepanthes pulcherrima Endrés ex Bogarín & Pupulin 2010 Photo by © Daniel Jimenenz

Common Name The Very Beautiful Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, hirsute lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate, obliquely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptic to orbicular, somewhat lenticulate, conduplicate, obtuse, retuse, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a distichous, pubescent, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence held above the leaf with ciliate, spiculate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 15(1): 118–121, f. 5A-E, 6, 7. drawing fide;