Lankesterella gnomus (Kraenzl.) Hoehne 1944Photo by Roberto Takase

Full Shade Cool LATESummer Fall

Common Name The Gnome-Like Lankesterella

Flower Size .25" [.65 cm]

Found in Minas Gerias Brazil on low moss-covered tree trunks at elevations around 1300 meters in deep shade, low air movement and high humidity as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a few short roots giving rise to 5 to 6, small, light grey green, ovate, acute, pilose leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, thin, pilose, racemose, 1.6" [4 cm] long, 1 to several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cladobium gnomus (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920; Lankesterella hoehnei Leite 1948; *Stenorrhynchos gnomus Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 9 1994 drawing; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 PHOTO fide;

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