Lepanthes spadariae Pupulin 2001 Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Spadari's Lepanthes [Italian Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, minutely tridenticulate apically, basally cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 6: 291. 2001 Pupulin drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003