depauperate, impoverished or starved, and so below the natural size.
Probably a depauperate form of Ophióglossum vulgàtum and about half as large.
The muralis gopher is a depauperate form clearly belonging to the bottae group.
The species was probably first named from poor or depauperate specimens.
It looks like a depauperate L. epidendrum, but seems to be constantly collected.