Lepanthes microscopica Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Tiny Lepanthes [refers to the flowers size]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, congested, .28 to .48" [7 to 12 mm] long including the .08 to .28" [2 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 52: 1268 Luer & Escobar 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;