New lepanthes - closeup, Rio Ñambi, Colombia
This is very likely a new (undescribed) species of lepanthes sp. Upon finding it, our guide Manuel instinctively knew it was a special find, not something he had seen before or seen on the web. Some direct FB contact with leading experts confirmed his suspicions: doesn't ring a bell. Given scientific relevance, it was collected and sent to an expert. Note that the flower would die anyway, as it was on a fallen branch.
Now back home, it's shared to the small inner circle of hyper obsessed lepanthes experts and nobody has any idea. An unusual answer, since normally they instantly identify any species or say which is the likely one, if the photo isn't clear enough. For this one, there doesn't seem a comparison, nothing that comes close to it. So far, that is.
Credit goes to Manuel Espejo who found it, all I did was to press a button.
It has a very deeply vibrant purple to pink color, size (from memory) I'd estimate it at 3mm.
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