Leptotes pauloensis Hoehne 1934 Photos by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Flower Closeup

Another Color Photos by © Lourens Grobler

Another Color? Photo courtesy of Michael Götz

Full ShadeWarmCoolLATE and Summer

Common Name The Sao Paulo Leptotes

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a warm to cool growing, epiphytic miniature with fusiform, elongate, pseudobulbs carrying a single, terete, ventrally furrowed, crinkled leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer in cultivation.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 162 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing ok/photo ok