Lepanthopsis farrago (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Microlepanthes Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Mixed-Up Lepanthopsis [refers to the attributes of several plant types]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 3200 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender, occasionally proliferating another ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 6, close, ribbed sheaths lepanthiform sheaths with the margins of the ostia thickened and minutely ciliate, carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a filiform, subdense, distichous, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Trichosalpinx farrago Luer & Hirtz 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIII Luer 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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