Lepanthes calimae P.Ortiz 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae

Photo by David Haelterman and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Plant and Flower in situ Calima Dam Colombia

Photos by William Jasen

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Flower Closeup

Photos by 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, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence carrying rather large flowers for the size of the plant


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2014 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;