Lepanthes calocodon Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Beautiful Bell Lepanthes

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela in dwarf cloud forests at elevations of 2500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, rounded, gradually narrows below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Of Venezuela: An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville and Garay 1961 as L capitanea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as L capitanea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide;

Checked type and Positive.

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