Lepanthes calyptrata Luer 1992

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool LATERWinter

Common Name or Meaning Covered Lepanthes [refers to the position of the blades of the lip over the column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in remnant forests at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with very slender, suberect, ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 17, glabrous to microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, narrowly ovate, acuminate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, very congested, secund, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 7(2): 103, f. 3. Luer 1992 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;