Lepanthes wendlandii Rchb.f. 1866 Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full shadeCool to ColdFall to Winter

Common Name Wendland's Lepanthes [German Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found from Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 7 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, minutely tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 2, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; checked type OK; *Beitr. Orchid.-K. C. Amer.: 91. 1866. ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 ; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;