Lepanthes calopetala Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

TYPE Photo by Gerardo Salazar

Another TYPE Photo

Photo by I. Aguirre

Another Flower?

Another Angle

Another Angle

Another Angle Photos by Noble Bashor

Deep ShadeColdsummerFall

Common Name The Beautiful Petaled Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm] tall

Found in Vera Cruz and Oaxaca Mexico at elevations around 2000 to 2550 meters in deep woods as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, attenuate, flat, coriaceous, slightly fleshy, tridentate apically, dark green, often purple beneath, the base is cuneate and contracted into the sulcate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a single, .1" to .3" [2 to 7.5 mm] long, on the back of the leaf, successively single, to 15 flowered inflorescence with a tubular-infundibular, glabrous, obtuse, yellowish, transparent scarious bract and distichous, somewhat imbricate, cuculate-infundibular, broadly ovate, obtuse-mucronate, glabrous floral bracts

The first 2 photos above are the type photos so they are absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *El Genero Lepanthes in Mexico Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 drawing/photo fide