Lepanthes garayi T.Hashim. 1974 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold Fall

Common Name Garay's Lepanthes [Hungarian Born American Taxomonist and former Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium at Harvard University Died 2016]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz Bolivia at elevations around 2200 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall fall on a slender, congested, distichous, flexuous, to .52 to .64" [1.3 to 1.6 cm] long including the .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;