Lepanthes pygmaea Luer 1987 Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Plant and Flowers Photo by Franco Pupulin.

Flower Closeup Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Full Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Dwarf Lepanthes

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 1820 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 or so lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, globose, obtuse, minutely tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlyspring on 1 or 2, to .2" [.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked Type OK; *Lindleyana 2: 210. 1987 Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003