Lepanthes golbasto Luer & Hirtz 1985 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Golbasto's Lepanthes [Emperor of Liliput a reference to the size of the plant]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1850 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 5, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple beneath, margined, shortly ciliate, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, rounded and notched apically, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a filiform, sublax, to 1.4" [to 3.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with echinate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *American Orchid Socitey Bulletin Vol 54 1985 drawing/photo fide; 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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