Leptote pauloensis

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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

Origine: Brazil

Substrat change: NA

Blooming: February 2013

Purchase: February 2013

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