Lepanthes pygmaea Luer 1987

Photo by Daniel Jimenenz

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup Photos by Walter Schug

Full Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Dwarf Lepanthes

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forest to cloud forest and disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1500 to 1820 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 or so lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, globose, obtuse, minutely tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlyspring on 1 or 2, to .2" [.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked Type OK; *Lindleyana 2: 210. 1987 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;