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Lepanthes chiriquensis

January 8, 2012

Lepanthes chiriquensis, Schlechter 1922.

This miniature species was first found in Panama at around 1922.
In 2010 I found this species on a big fallen tree on Cerro Arbolado – Costa Rica at about 2600 meters. This was probably the first time this species was found in Costa Rica. Just a few weeks later Daniel Jimenez found this species on Cerro Pando close to Panama.

This species is very small. The flowers is about 2 mm in size. The leafs 9-10 mm. The flowers flower just for some days. It grows in very humid conditions.

Lepanthes chiriquensis

Lepanthes chiriquensis

Lepanthes chiriquensis

Lepanthes chiriquensis

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  1. February 18, 2012 14:36

    Mindblowing and beautiful!
    Is there no flowerstem, or does the bud “appear” straight out of the leaf beneath it?
    Truly something else this one!

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