Lepanthes truncata Luer & Dressler 1986 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Side View of Flower Photos by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Costa Rica Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Truncate Lepanthes [refers to the appearance apical lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Boca del Toro Panama in wet lowland forests at elevations around 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm, pendent growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 6, close, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less pendent, satiny green, purple blotched, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute, slightly acuminate, subsessile below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 1 to 3, filiform, congested, distichous, .68 to 1.08" [1.7 to 2.7 cm] long including the .28 to .68 [7 to 17 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with spiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 16(3): 9 Luer & Dressler 1986 drawing fide;