Lepanthes pumila C.Schweinf. 1942Photo by R Repasky and The Atrium Webpage

Common Name The Dwarf Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru in op[en woods at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with filiform, spreading ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, close, microscopically hispidulous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous,ovate to elliptic, rarely oval, acute to obtuse, minutely tridenticulate apically, rounded to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to several, erect, shorter than the leaf,congested, distichous, .5" [1.25 cm] long including the peduncle, successively single, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence on top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing good; Orchdis of Peru Zelenko and Bermudez 2009 photo fide;

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