Lepanthes calodictyon

Lepanthes calodyction 

Lepanthes calodictyon                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Hooker, William Jackson
  published in       Botanical Magazine  t. 5259    1861
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae 
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Lepanthes  Swartz 1799

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins moist forests in the Andeas, through the western Cordillera of Colombia (Antioquia, Valle del Cauca),
    Ecuador (Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Bolivar, Quinindè Cinchosse on Chimborazo)
  altitude 450 - 1400 m (1485 - 4620 ft)

climate informations from Tulua (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)


Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
(without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of  900 m / 2970 ft) :

    Lepanthes calodyctyon a gr uk

in Tulua this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 16 m', to 11 h 44 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 2 - 3 cm  (0.8" - 1.2"), from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 14 - 18, in succession for years
  size single flower, 0.2 L 0.2 cm (0.08" L 0.08")
  duration single flower, ≈ days    
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days    
CITES appendix II


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