Lepanthes calypso Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Calypso's Lepanthes [A beautiful nymph who lived in a far away place]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 11 minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute to acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, congested, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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