Lepanthes gerardensis (Orchidaceae), una nueva especie de Costa Rica

  • Mario A. Blanco University of Florida, Department of Botany, 220 Bartram Hall,Gainesville, Florida 32611-8526, U.S.A. Research Associate, Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica and Instituto Centroamericano de Investigación Biológica y Conservación, Costa Rica
Keywords: Orchidaceae, Lepanthes, twig-epiphytism, Costa Rica.


Lepanthes gerardensis from north-central Costa Rica is described and illustrated. It is most simi- lar to the Mexican L. ancylopetala Dressler, from which it differs in shorter habit, petiolate leaves with broadly elliptic blades, and different lip shape. It appears to be a specialized twig-epiphyte.

How to Cite
Blanco, M. (2016). Lepanthes gerardensis (Orchidaceae), una nueva especie de Costa Rica. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 3(3). https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v3i3.22992