Lepanthes minyglossa Luer 2002

Plant and Flower Photo and Drawing by Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Small Tongued Lepanthes [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, microscopically scabrous, close fitting, non-dilated lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, suffused with purple beneath, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform,, congested, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf with imbricating, muricate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 23: 15. 2002. Luer drawing fide;