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Lepanthes deformis Luer & Hirtz

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Sebastian Vieira, Jun 17, 2014.

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  1. Sebastian Vieira

    Sebastian Vieira Member

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    Tonight I want to present you Lepanthes deformis. It is one of the few species of the genus present in both, central, and south america, with reports in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador. It is a mid elevation species liking humid and sunny spots in the native forests, and which has also been found growing in planted guava trees.

    It is easily distinguished because it has its column twisted to the left, and a veil of hairs hanging from the lip blades.

    In this case, I do not have an in-situ picture yet :(

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Sebastian. I've never seen it and I like it! Approximately how big is the leaf?
     
  3. Sebastian Vieira

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    Hi Marni. The leaf lamina is 30-35 mm long x 15-25 mm wide.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks!
     
  5. RosieC

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    Fantastic!