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New member from Colombia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sebastian Vieira, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Sebastian Vieira

    Sebastian Vieira Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I am from Medellín, Colombia.

    I have been loving / growing / photographing / studying orchids since I was just a child.
    Currently I am focused mostly on Lepanthes and allies and frequently going out to the local forests to find and document species in-situ. I am also growing a nice collection of Lepanthes and allies in my greenhouse at 1670 m over sea level.

    Will be sharing my findings with you here.

    You can also take a look at my Flickr Photostream here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kligo/

    Best regards,

    Sebastian
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Sebastian. You will find quite a few lepanthes lovers here.
     
  3. Brent W

    Brent W Owner Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forums :)
     
  4. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    Your Flickr page is fantastic! Welcome!
     
  5. Sebastian Vieira

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    Thank you all for your kind words.
     
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    Welcome Sebastian and hello from Mexico wonderful pictures than you for sharing

    Ramon
     
  7. J-M

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    Bienvenu Sebastian :)
     
  8. Sebastian Vieira

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    Than you again :)
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Sebastian,

    I too love Lepanthes, but it is somewhat difficult to grow many in my warmer climate. I've constructed a small refrigerated terrarium for some of the cooler species, but space will always be an issue with that. I hope you enjoy the forum and post many of your Lepanthes for us to enjoy!

    By the way, what's a Neooreophilus? I've never heard of that genus before.
     
  10. Sebastian Vieira

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    Hi goods. Neooreophilus was formerly known as Brachycladium, and before that they where Lepanthes.

    I will soon post some pictures here.
     
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    A little late, but welcome aboard!
     
  12. Sebastian Vieira

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    Thank you Paul
     
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    Welcome and thank you for your very nice albums.
     
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    Sebastian! we meet again :)
    just joined the forum myself
     
  15. Sebastian Vieira

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    Nice to see you here Marc. I just joined days ago. It is a nice place.
     
  16. Dave The Scientist

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    Wow, your Flickr is amazing. As someone who has studied orchids from a scientific viewpoint, do you have any books or papers to recommend on the subject.
     
  17. Sebastian Vieira

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    Thank you Dave, I am happy you enjoy my photographies. About the books, that depends a lot on what aspects and groups of orchids you want to study. I, particularly, have been focusing on pleurothallids; specially the Lepanthes and Neooreophilus (formerly Brachycladium) genera. In this case, the best resources are the "green books" by Luer, starting with the first one: http://www.mbgpress.info/index.php?task=id&id=70843

    Regards,

    Sebastian