Lepanthes perdita Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Lost Lepanthes [refers to the lost collection data]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in western Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 50 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by to 10, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1 " [2.5 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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