Lepanthes myoxophora Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Another Flower Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Mouse-Like Lepanthes [refers to the large concave, earlike petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1850 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 16, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through spring on a filiform, very congested, long-pedicellate, to .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6.5 cm] long including the .4 to 2.2" [1 to 5.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


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