Lepanthes linguifera Garay & Dunst. 1976 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jnay Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Tongue Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the appendix shape]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela in dwarf cloud forests at elevations around 2600 to 2850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, rather ovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, loose, slightly fractiflex, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide;