365 days of orchids – day 257 – Lepanthes elegantula

This species is found in Ecuador normally growing in cool damp cloud forests. we grow them in cool america, in a wet and shady place, away from sunlight. They grow up to 2800 to 3300 meters in cloud forests, and also they’re normally  1/2 cm long.

the flowers attract a male fungus gnat by mimicking a female gnat.


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