Leptotes pohlitinocoi V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004

Plant and Flower Photo by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

Another Flower Photo by Dylan Hannon

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Deep shadeWarmEARLYSpring

Common Name Pohli and Tinoco's Leptotes [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 500 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with rounded, very small pseudobulbs carrying a single, terete, channeled, crinkled leaf that blooms in the early spring on a short, termial, 1 to successively 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 163 Neto 2006 drawing fide/photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo hmm;