Leptotes bicolor

Leptotes bicolor 

Leptotes bicolor                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
     
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in      Edwards' s Botanical Register  19 : t,  1625    1833
     
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Leptotes  Lindley 1833
     
native of origins primary rainforests of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Mts. Organ), Paraguay
  altitude 500 - 1000 m  (1650 - 3300 ft)
  habitat warm to temperate
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
     
inflorescence     length 4 - 6 cm (1.6" - 2.4"), basal  
  nr flowers 1 - 2, fragrants
  size single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2")
  duration single flower, ≈ 10 - 12 days  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days
     
CITES appendix II