Lepanthes schugii Pupulin 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

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Flower and Plant

Plant in situ Costa Rica Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Full ShadeColdSpring

Common Name Schug's Lepanthes [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Pacific slope at elevations around 2000 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 blackish, microscopicaly pubescent, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, 1"[ 2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.

Similar to L edwardsii but differs mostly in the deep carmine color of the flower and the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked type OK; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 54: 78. 2003