Lepanthes pumila C.Schweinf. 1942 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by R Repasky and The Atrium Webpage

TYPE Drawing

/TYPE Drawing by Charles Schweinfurth

Common Name The Dwarf Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru in open woods at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with filiform, spreading ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, close, microscopically hispidulous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous,ovate to elliptic, rarely oval, acute to obtuse, minutely tridenticulate apically, rounded to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to several, erect, shorter than the leaf,congested, distichous, .5" [1.25 cm] long including the peduncle, successively single, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing good; Orchids of Peru Zelenko and Bermudez 2009 photo fide;