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Lepanthes alcicornis Luer & R. Escobar

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Sebastian Vieira, Jun 3, 2014.

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  1. Sebastian Vieira

    Sebastian Vieira Member

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    This beautiful, delicate and variable species of Lepanthes is endemic to Colombia and grows at elevations around 1900m in a place where mist and clouds form every day of the year around 4-5pm making it very humid. There are many other species of Lepanthes and other pleurothallids there.

    Enjoy!

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sebastian, I'm very happy to see you back on the Forum. Thanks for the post, it's a beauty.
     
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    Outstanding! Is it shape, color, size that vary? Or all of that?
     
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    Hi Marni. In my experience it is color from very light yellow and faintly red lip to yellow and blushed in red petals with bright red lip, and shape of the petals with more or less prominent bifurcations of upper and lower lobes.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Sebastian. Beautiful images.
     
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    Always pleasant to see you posts and other excellent one at that. By any chance do you have a pic of the entire plant? I really envy the fact that you can see these in situ.

    I have some pics for you as well on the other species we discussed.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Spectacular! Glad to see you back!
     
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    Very cute
     
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    So pretty!
     
  10. Sebastian Vieira

    Sebastian Vieira Member

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    Thank you all for your nice comments.

    Please send your pics :)

    Chad, here it is in-situ:

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    Wow Sebastian. That is far cooler than I imagined!!
     
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    That in-situ shot is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for sharing
     
  13. Sebastian Vieira

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    Your welcome my friends!