February 6, 2011

Lepanthes elegantula

Lepanthes elegantula, a species from Ecuador, certainly lives up to its name: it is indeed most elegant.  The plant is erect and stands at 5-6 cm.  The flowers are nearly 2 cm tall, very large for a Lepanthes, and are a dark satiny purple that is very difficult to photograph.  The flowers come one or two at a time, blooming successively on wiry  flower spikes that stand well above the foliage.

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