Another little orchid I didn’t know before to visit the orchid show in SF.
There are only 6 species of Leptote and they come from Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. They werefirst described as a genus by Lindley in 1833 using Leptotes bicolor as the type species.
This specie is found in Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo (that explain her common name: The Sao Paulo Leptotes), Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a warm to cool growing.
Culture conditions: hot to cool
Substrat change: NA
Blooming: February 2013
Purchase: February 2013