Lepanthes micronyx Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

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Common Name The Tiny Claw Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, weak, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 14, microscopically scabrous, tight fitting lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate apices and carrying a single, apical, spreading, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, long-acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, disitchous, .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long including the .2 to .8" [5 to 20 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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