Lepanthes calocodon Luer 1986 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Beautiful Bell Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [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 narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Similar to L agatarum, L chelonion L cloesii, L cymbium and L nautilus but "distinguished by the sepals glabrous within, narrower tails of the lateral sepals and the long oblong blades of the glabrous lip with long ciliate apices that curve inward beyond the very slender column." Luer 1986


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as L capitana drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as L capitanea drawing fide; *Phytologia 59: 445 Luer 1986; 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.