Leptote pauloensis

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 ofRead more