Lepanthes vatrax Luer 1983 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 Clubbed Foot Lepanthes [refers to the Shape of the Appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 5, close, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, subdense, subflexuous, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back 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

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