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Lepanthes felis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Sebastian Vieira, Jun 13, 2014.

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  1. Sebastian Vieira

    Sebastian Vieira Member

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    Hello Lepanthophiles,

    The Marsipanthes section in genus Lepanthes has all my favourite species. One of the best known ones among collectors is Lepanthes felis (The Cat), and it is a very variable species in size, shape and colors.
    It grows in shady and very humid cloud forests and I have found it at elevations from 2000-2500m.

    Here is a composite image showing three different forms:
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    And another shot showing it in-situ:
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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wonderful little plants and flowers. As always, thanks for the in-situ shot.
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Amazing! That yellow and green clone is superb!! Thanks for the in-situ shot!
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't have this one and I'll fix this "problem" in near future. Thanks.
     
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  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I always wondered why this species was called felis, until one day that I accidentally looked at a photo of it oriented upside down ( the photo, not me).
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some forms I've seen, but others not. Thanks for expanding our horizons. It is a jewel.
     
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    This species and Lepanthes lucifer are two I most want.. I must keep dreaming LOL

    Brett
     
  8. Sebastian Vieira

    Sebastian Vieira Member

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    Thank you all. It is a pleasure to share information here :)
     
  9. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    ODV has it from time to time for the last three years, Brett. I can pre-order it but I am still hoping I can get it at show after I see the actual plant.
     
  10. scruffy

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    I would love to get those bloomed. Sebastian what a wonderful place you are in. Thanks for the pics.