Lepanthes hurgo Luer & Béhar 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

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Common Name The Hurgo Lepanthes [Liliputian "Great Lord" refers to the minute size of the flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 4 close fitting, sparsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, loose, distichous, slightly flexuous .54" [1.3 cm] long including the .24" [6 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;