Lepanthes mulleriana Luer 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Common Name Muller's Lepanthes [American Orchid Grower 20th century]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a very small sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 5 very small, scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly ovate, obtuse leaf with it's base broadly cuneate to rounded, and contracted into a petiole that blooms in the spring on a subcongested, distichous, successively few flowered raceme holding the large flowers to beyond the leaf's length. Without collection data, purchased from Josť Portilla by Philip Muller, Cultivated at Mountain View, CA, March 1998. C. Luer illustr. 18785.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide;

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