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

Common Name The Pig Snout Lepanthes [refers to the apex of the column

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador in cold cloud forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 8, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 6, subdense, distichous, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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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

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