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Lepanthes chameleon

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Thomas, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    L chameleon occurs in the southern mountains of Cartago (Machogaff), Costa Rica.

    It grows at high elevations, 1800-2500m. Plant size 5cm. The flowers are 2.5cm tall.

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    WOW!! Fantastic flower!!
    Where did you buy it?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What masdevallia said.
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is a very nice Lepanthes.
     
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    I like that. Thank you, Thomas.
     
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    I saw this on your Flickr site too....
    What a marvelous Lepanthes. So beautiful with it's twisted long sepals and the maroon red color!
    Thanks for posting!
    Pete
     
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    That is incredible!
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    O. M. G.
     
  9. Thomas

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    Thank you!

    In situ photos, Machogaff 2300m:
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    At elevations above 2000m plants often grow low down on the tree trunks, mostly below 1m. The conditions are very harsh. The temperature usually drops down to 10°C at night.

    In situ photos by my friend Daniel Jimenez, Costa Rica.
     
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    Great pics. Thanks for the in-situ pic.
     
  11. Marni

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    Thank you, that's wonderful.
     
  12. masdevallia

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    Pleurothallid-porn!!
     
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    Marvelous, and thank's for the site seeing picture of Costa-Rica, it makes me able to dream
     
  14. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    That is REALLY nice!
     
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    Super I love the in-situ picture Thomas thanks