Lepanthes microphallica Luer 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 2000 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 8, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, purple suffused beneath, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, filiform, congested, .76 to .85" [1.8 to 2.1 cm] long including the .12 to .24" [3 to 6 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;

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