Lepanthes caluffii E.González & Luer 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by © Alejandro Morales Martinez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Orchids (West Palm Beach) 78: 674 Gonzales & Luer 2009

Deep Shade Warm Cool LATERFall

Common Name or Meaning Caluff's Lepanthes [director of the Santiago Botanical garden current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found Santiago province of Cuba in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 5, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, broadly elliptical, shortly acuminate and tridenticulate apically, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, congested, .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long, including the .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orchids (West Palm Beach) 78: 674 Gonzales & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larremendi 2005 as Lepanthes sp pg 262 photo fide; *Orchids AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #11 pg 674 Gonzales & Luer 2009 drawing fide;