ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama in lower cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature [said to be the smallest in the world, but recently new smaller species have been encountered in Ecuador by Lou Jost], hot growing epiphyte with ascending, rudimentary ramicauls enveloped basally by a single loose sheath and carrying a single apical, suberect, fleshy, elliptical, subacute, gradually becoming cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a .2 [5mm] long including the peduncle, loose, successively 2 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.1 inches [2.5 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).