Hapalorchis pumila (C.Schweinf.) Garay 1978 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Full shade Cool Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Dwarf Hapalorchis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Ecuador,Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate,slender, tuberous,pubescent roots giving rise to several, basal to congested on the ascending bse, ovate, aacute, rounded to subcuneate below into he petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, slender, glabrous below, finely glandular pubescent above, several sheathed, terminating in a secund, few flowered inflorescnece.

Synonyms Spiranthes lankesteri Standl. & L.O.Williams 1952; *Spiranthes pumila C.Schweinf. 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fl. Ecuador 9(225: 1): 28 Garay 1978; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plants de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drwaing good