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Lepanthes licrophora, Tatama National Park, Colombia Another jewel of an orchid in the cloudforest of Tatama National Park, Colombia. This species has only been described in 2013, so there's not much information about it online. Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Lepanthes licrophora,Montezuma,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Lepanthes licrophora, Tatama National Park, Colombia

Another jewel of an orchid in the cloudforest of Tatama National Park, Colombia. This species has only been described in 2013, so there's not much information about it online.

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  1. I am loving your Lepanthes photos! Along with hummingbirds, they truly are some of the gems of the Andes.
    Incidentally, which group are you consulting to ID your orchid photos? I myself have several unidentified Lepanthes photos sitting in my computer, and would love to put names to them.
    Posted 8 days ago
    1. You have several lepanthes photos unidentified? Please do share! I consider them a gold mine.
      On Facebook, I'm using this group:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/52597049839/

      It's a very active group dealing mostly with orchid cultivation, yet there are some experts, you just have to be lucky they see your post. Furthermore, via @Wildflower I found this Flickr group dealing with Colombia orchids only:

      https://www.flickr.com/groups/colombianorchids/pool/page4

      Finally, this site has extensive information, yet is a bit hard to browse:
      http://www.orchidspecies.com/

      Posted 8 days ago
      1. Haha alright, though bear in mind that my photos were taken with a crappy lens, so they are far from the quality of your own...
        Thanks for the resources. I have been going consulting iospe for years, but indeed, it is not ideal for trying to ID a member of a speciose genus, especially one where new species are described so frequently. I'll check out the others!
        Posted 8 days ago
        1. Thank you, and don't worry about the photos, all are welcome and I will not fall for your false modesty ;) Posted 8 days ago
      2. If you look at the list of groups this photo is in you will find about 40 orchid related groups. Sebastian Moreno has an extensive collection of photos from Colombia himself, including many Lepanthes sp. He is a top contributor in many of the groups. Another one of the members is David Haelterman. Both of them offer guided tours in the same organisation. You could try to contact them directly if the groups are not active. They may be even tempted to join JD and contribute.
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/semoreno/31918529920/in/pool-colombianorchids/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/58798926@N07/37314806612/in/pool-plantascolombia/
        http://www.ecotonetours.com/our-guides/
        Posted 8 days ago

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Lepanthes licrophora is an epiphyte orchid growing in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia. The species was first described in 2013.

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2017 11:18.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO3200
  • 105mm