Lepanthes calimae P.Ortiz 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Plant and Flower in situ Calima Dam Colombia Photos by William Jasen

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Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Arturo Carrilo

Full Shade Cool WinterEARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Calima Lepanthes [A dam in the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia]

Flower Size

Found in the Department of Valle de Cauca, Colombia in wet premontane and montane forests near the Calima dam at elevations of 1500 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, short, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, narrowing below to form a short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through early spring on a filiform, longer than the leaf, [2 to 3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence carrying rather large flowers for the size of the plant

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide

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