Lepanthes minutissima Endres ex Luer 1995


Photo and Drawing by Bogarin, Luer and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Smallest Lepanthes [refers to the flower]

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, purple brown, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, more or less conduplicate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a shorter than the leaf, congested, .44" [1.1. cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 10: 159. 1995. Endres ex Luer drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;