Lepanthopsis farrago (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Microlepanthes

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

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


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

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of 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 VIII Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing/photo 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