Lepanthes migueliana Luer & Béhar 2002 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by © Edgar Mo Mo and The Researchgate Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Miscellaneous new Species in the Pleurothallidinae Selbyana Vol 23 # 2 pg 13 Luer 2002

Common Name Miguel's Lepanthes [Sr. Miguel Angel Mendoza, Orchid Enthusiast in Guatemala current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool groiwing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, rounded apically cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle 1.2 to 1.6" long, borne far beyond the leaf, rachis 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, loose, subflexuous, distichos, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with minutely muricate floral bracts.

"Related to L guatemalensis and L x stenosepala but differs from both in the smaller habit, with broadly elliptical leaves, longer pedicels, broader, long-attenuate lateral sepals, glabrous blades of the lip and an entire appendix. In the other 2 species the appendix is distinctly bisegmented." Luer & Behar 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Miscellaneous new Species in the Pleurothallidinae Selbyana Vol 23 # 2 pg 13 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018