Lepanthes hurgo Luer & Béhar 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE 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, caespitose 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.

"Characterized by an ovate leaf borne by a slightly longer, slender ramicaul. The successively flowered raceme is borne up the back side of the leaf. The flowers are extremely small with acute, ovate sepals less than .06" [1.5 mm] long, and single veined. The petals are proportionally large with ovate lobes that overlie both the dorsal and lateral sepals. The column protrudes from the center and the lobes of the minute lip flank the twice larger column. The lobes are truncate with the margin slightly thickened. The connectives form the body with a triangular appendix." Luer 2003


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica 4[3]: 3-24 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;