Lepanthes Lepanthes tarrazuensis Bogarín & D.Jiménez 2012

Photo by © Diego Bogarin and the Epidendra Website

Common Name The Tarrazu Lepanthes [From the locality of Tarrazú in San José province]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in San Jose province of Costa Rica in premontane and lower montane rain forest along the Pacific watershed of Cordillera de Talamanca, at elevations around 1615 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with the ciliate ostia markedly dilated and carrying a single, coriaceous, green, ellipticto oblong, acute to acuminate with a short apiculus, 3 veined, cuneate and narrowing below into the petiolate nase leaf that blooms in the winter on a racemose, distichous, arising mostly on the bottom of the leaf, shorter than the leaf, peduncle .52" [1.3 cm] long, 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, rachis .48" [1.2 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with lightly ciliate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

It is similar to L. seegeri but differs in the petals and lip glabrous with the apex ciliate, yuellow orange flowers with scarlet bases, the superioir lobe of the tetals are truncate and unlobed, the labellum lobes are connate and the appendix is small. L dikoensis is similar but L tarrazuensis differs in the erect plant, the superior lobes of the petals trapiziform and truncate." Bogarin & C M Sm. 2012

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 6(2 370 Bogarin & C M Sm. 2012 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pg 449 Pupulin 2020 photo/drawing fide;

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