Lepanthes brachypogon Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Bearded Lepanthes [refers to the shortly ciliate, chin-like labellar body and appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 16 minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to longly acuminate, tridenticulate with the middle tooth elongated, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a filiform, dense, distichous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising mostly on top of the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes bifaria Luer 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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