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Lepanthes hexapus, Tatama National Park, Colombia Another stunning lepanthes orchid from the cloud forest of Tatama National Park, Colombia. Note that this is a macro and then further cropped, that's how tiny they are, only a few mms. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Lepanthes hexapus,Montezuma,Six Footed Lepanthes,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lepanthes hexapus, Tatama National Park, Colombia

Another stunning lepanthes orchid from the cloud forest of Tatama National Park, Colombia. Note that this is a macro and then further cropped, that's how tiny they are, only a few mms.

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Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 850 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 6 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple veined, ovate, acute leaf with the base cuneate into the petiole that blooms in the winter and spring on a congested, successively several flowered, 2/5" [1 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2017 11:16.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/3.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1800
  • 105mm