Caluera vulpina Dodson & Determann 1983

Plant in situ with flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Taveres Caluera

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in French Guiana, Colombia and [Napo] Ecuador in deep shade on small trees at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a mini-mini miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a few, obliquely elliptic to oblong-obovate, acuminate to apiculate, granulose, purplish green, grading in size leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a .4" [1 cm] long, capitate, dense, 4 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 908 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1994 Photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Slatchetko, Veyret etal 2012 drawing ok; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide

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