Lepanthes calliope Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeCoolspring

Common Name or Meaning Calliope's Lepanthes [The Muse of epic Poetry, one of the 9 muses]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1650 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, elongate ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute, basally contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf.

Checked type W3Tropicos ok


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