Lepanthes yanganae Luer & Hirtz 1987 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

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Common Name The Yangana Lepanthes [A town in Ecuador]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador in cold cloud forests at elevations around 1650 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 11, glabrous to microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acuminate, rounded to broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, subdense, distichous, to 1" [ 2.5 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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