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Lepanthes vanbalenii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by MiKa, Feb 20, 2015.

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  1. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    This plant was bought as L. manabina 5 years ago fro Ebay. I directly saw it was incorrect. I recently got the correct ID. Its Lepanthes vanbalenii. Named after a good orchid friend in Holland, Theo van Balen.

    It's said to be extremely rare and has only been collected once. Where the seller on Ebay got it from is a mystery.
    Please forgive the untidy leaf. Its a very old leaf and has got to much company of lichens/algeae and moss.


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  2. rico

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    I really like the flower, and I think the leaf looks cool. As though it were growing in nature.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You were lucky on that one! It is a very interesting flower.
     
  4. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Lovely! I'm gratified to see something like this in your hands, hope you can continue growing it well and make it less rare in cultivation.