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Lepanthes chameleon

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    Default Lepanthes chameleon

    L chameleon occurs in the southern mountains of Cartago (Machogaff), Costa Rica. It grows at high elevations, 1800-2500m. Plant size 5cm. The flowers are 2.5cm tall.







    At elevations above 2000m plants often grow low down on the tree trunks, mostly below 1m. The conditions are very harsh. The temperature usually drops down to 8-10°C at night.

    Machogaff at 2300m (L. chameleon at the mark):




    In situ photos from last years trip by my friend Daniel Jimenez, Costa Rica.

    And finally the full plant shot:

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    Man, Thomas, that is really red. So beautiful. Love the in situ shot too.

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    Such a rich red! Love the flower form too. As always, excellant shots, Thomas!

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    absolutely wonderful, love the situ shot too!!!

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    Not a Lepanthes species that you will see often!

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    wow! id love to get one of these beauties!!!!!!

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    so beautiful, too bad its a highlander.

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