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Porroglossum hoeijeri

January 21, 2015

Porroglossum hoeijeri Luer 1985.

I love all Porroglossum species and grove several of them in my vivaria. They all love high mumidity and good air circulation. Also cool temperatures. I grow mine in temperatures of Max +19°C and Min +10°C now in winter time. Slightly warmer in summer. Some dont develop flowers if they don´t grow in mist. Porroglossum hoeijeri is a little bit easier than other Porroglossum sp. This species grow in Ecuador at around 2000 meters.

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Porroglossum hoeijeri

Lepanthes tibouchinicola – In situ Colombia

September 19, 2014

Lepanthes tibouchinicola Luer & R.Escobar 1983

Found this Lepanthes species in the mountains south of Jardin, Colombia. The plants were growing on Tibouchina sp at an elevation of 2600-2800 meters. This is a very wet area with dense cloud forest and were I found the plants the trees were growing to max 8 meters. I don´t know if this species grow on other host trees species other than Tibouchina sp? The host trees has a very paper like bark.

Me and a Lepanthes tibouchinicola plant at around 2700 meters. Mountains south of Jardin, Colombia.

Me and a Lepanthes tibouchinicola plant at around 2700 meters. Mountains south of Jardin, Colombia.

Lepanthes tibouchinicola

Lepanthes tibouchinicola

Lepanthes tibouchinicola

Lepanthes tibouchinicola

Lepanthes tibouchinicola

Lepanthes tibouchinicola

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Lepanthes tibouchinicola

The area were Lepanthes tibouchinicola is found.

The area were Lepanthes tibouchinicola is found. I still dream of exploring this steep mountain! Imagine the species growing on the ledges!

Looking for Fernandezia sp high up at the Belmira paramo – Colombia

September 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

During my visit in Colombia with a research team from the Botanical gardens in Gothenburg/Sweden one of our locations were high up above Belmira, north of Medellin – Colombia. We had a very nice day up on the Paramo after several hours of walking. Up there, next to a small lake, were a very dense cloud forest. I took of my shoes and explored the forest barefoot. The forest was very dense and full of orchids. And there I found many plants of Fernandezia sanguinea. I use to grow them at home in my vivaria but they are very hard to get to survive. Here it was fantastic to see them growing on moss covered branches every were. The forest is at around 2900 meters altitude. The next thread I will show what other orchids etc I found.

Belmira Paramo

The high altitude lake.

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Fernandezia sanguinea. Seems to be that species.

Barefoot in the cloud forest.

Finally I found my first Fernandezia in the Paramo forest at around 2900 meters

Finally I found my first Fernandezia in the Paramo forest at around 2900 meters

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Selfie. Mee looking for orchids.

Belmira Paramo

The cloud forest next to the lake were I found a lot of orchid species.

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Fernandezia sanguinea (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Lepanthes wageneri

October 6, 2013

Lepanthes wageneri.

Found this orchid at 2800 meters near Jardin – Colombia. It was growing on a fallen branch. On the same branch there was a Telipogon plant and Stelis sp etc. Very dense humid cloud forest.

Flowers 3-4 mm in size.

Lepanthes wageneri

Lepanthes wageneri

Lepanthes wageneri

Lepanthes wageneri

Lepanthes wageneri

Lepanthes wageneri

Cloud forest at 2800 meters. Lepanthes wageneri habitat.

Cloud forest at 2800 meters. Lepanthes wageneri habitat.

Rainforest in the mountains close to Jardin, Colombia. Lepanthes wageneri habitat.

Rainforest in the mountains close to Jardin, Colombia. Lepanthes wageneri habitat.

Rainforest in the mountains close to Jardin, Colombia. Lepanthes wageneri habitat.

Rainforest in the mountains close to Jardin, Colombia. Lepanthes wageneri habitat.

 

Selfportrait. Jardin cloud forest.

Selfportrait. Jardin cloud forest.

 

Some pictures from Choco, Colombia.

July 31, 2013

In April-May I went to Colombia with some researchers from the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg.  We also meet up with some researchers from Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia. I will start to put up some pictures here from this trip. Start with some from Choco today. Enjoy!

 

Choco from the air.

Choco from the air.

The Choco group

The Choco group

Mecana beach. 50 meters ti the right were our lodge: Jardin Botanico del Pacifico. A fantastic place to stay at. Sergio the owner is a great guy. CAn recommend this place to everyone. Situated 15 minutes boat trip north of Bahia Solano, Colombia´s west coast.

Mecana beach. 50 meters to the right were our lodge: at “Jardin Botanico del Pacifico”. A fantastic place to stay at. Sergio the owner is a great guy. Can recommend this place to everyone. Situated 15 minutes boat trip north of Bahia Solano, Colombia´s west coast.

Alex deep in the Choco rainforest

Alex deep in the Choco rainforest

Rainforest dinner. Fresh tuna, rice, banana...Yummie!

Rainforest dinner. Fresh tuna, rice, banana…Yummie!

A orchid that we found next to a beach west of Bahia Solano

A orchid that we found next to a beach west of Bahia Solano

Unknown Dischea species

Unknown Dischea species

Me, taking a break in the rainforest. +29°C and 95% humidity.

Me, taking a break in the rainforest. +29°C and 95% humidity.

Me, taking a swim in a creek deep in the rainforest in Choco.

Me, taking a swim in a creek deep in the rainforest in Choco.

The group crossing a river in the Choco rainforest.

The group crossing a river in the Choco rainforest.

Big spider

Big spider

Lepanthes obovata – Colombia

June 26, 2013

Lepanthes obovata, Luer & R.Escobar 1984. Found this orchid at an altitude of 200 meters east of Mecana beach, Choco, Colombia. Growing in very dense rainforest near ground on big and small trees. Flower 5 mm. Leafs 3-4 cm.

Lepanthes obovata

Lepanthes obovata

Lepanthes obovata

Lepanthes obovata

Lepanthes obovata

Lepanthes obovata

Lepanthes species – Colombia

June 14, 2013

Here is a unknown Lepanthes species from Colombia. Grow at 2000 meters in Antioquia state. The flowers are 4 mm in size. Could be L cercion but not shure.

Lepanthes sp - Colombia

Lepanthes sp – Colombia

Lepanthes sp - Colombia

Lepanthes sp – Colombia

Lepanthes sp - Colombia

Lepanthes sp – Colombia

Lepanthes sp - Colombia

Lepanthes sp – Colombia