Lepanthes micronyx Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Esteban Dominguez Vargas and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

LATER

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of 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.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia VOl 20 #3 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;

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