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New lepanthes! 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&#039;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.<br />
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Now back home, it&#039;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&#039;t clear enough. For this one, there doesn&#039;t seem a comparison, nothing that comes close to it. So far, that is.<br />
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Credit goes to Manuel Espejo who found it, all I did was to press a button.<br />
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It has a very deeply vibrant purple to pink color, size (from memory) I&#039;d estimate it at 3mm.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79123/new_lepanthes_-_closeup_rio_ambi_colombia.html" title="New lepanthes - closeup, Rio &Ntilde;ambi, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/79123_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1562198410&Signature=jWSOH8XHvISj9yhTqDAFolihT5o%3D" width="136" height="152" alt="New lepanthes - closeup, Rio &Ntilde;ambi, 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&#039;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.<br />
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Now back home, it&#039;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&#039;t clear enough. For this one, there doesn&#039;t seem a comparison, nothing that comes close to it. So far, that is.<br />
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Credit goes to Manuel Espejo who found it, all I did was to press a button.<br />
<br />
It has a very deeply vibrant purple to pink color, size (from memory) I&#039;d estimate it at 3mm.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79125/new_lepanthes_rio_ambi_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79124/new_lepanthes_-_side_view_rio_ambi_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Rio &Ntilde;ambi,South America" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79124/new_lepanthes_-_side_view_rio_ambi_colombia.html" title="New lepanthes - side view, Rio &Ntilde;ambi, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/79124_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1562198410&Signature=BN4u9wusOaAhgHZuGWl5Vw2oZmE%3D" width="142" height="152" alt="New lepanthes - side view, Rio &Ntilde;ambi, 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&#039;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.<br />
<br />
Now back home, it&#039;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&#039;t clear enough. For this one, there doesn&#039;t seem a comparison, nothing that comes close to it. So far, that is.<br />
<br />
Credit goes to Manuel Espejo who found it, all I did was to press a button.<br />
<br />
It has a very deeply vibrant purple to pink color, size (from memory) I&#039;d estimate it at 3mm.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79125/new_lepanthes_rio_ambi_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79123/new_lepanthes_-_closeup_rio_ambi_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Rio &Ntilde;ambi,South America" /></a></figure> Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Rio Ñambi,South America Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

New lepanthes! 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.

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.<br />
<br />
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.<br />
<br />
Credit goes to Manuel Espejo who found it, all I did was to press a button.<br />
<br />
It has a very deeply vibrant purple to pink color, size (from memory) I'd estimate it at 3mm.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79125/new_lepanthes_rio_ambi_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79124/new_lepanthes_-_side_view_rio_ambi_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Rio Ñambi,South America

New lepanthes - side view, 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.<br />
<br />
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.<br />
<br />
Credit goes to Manuel Espejo who found it, all I did was to press a button.<br />
<br />
It has a very deeply vibrant purple to pink color, size (from memory) I'd estimate it at 3mm.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79125/new_lepanthes_rio_ambi_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79123/new_lepanthes_-_closeup_rio_ambi_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Rio Ñambi,South America

    comments (2)

  1. This is amazing! Being one of the firsts or of a few to photograph a species is really something very special! Posted 9 days ago
    1. Thanks, Jivko! Posted 8 days ago

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Uploaded May 16, 2019. Captured Oct 31, 2018 16:52.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm