Lepanthes chameleon
Ames 1923


           

 

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 10C at night.

In situ photos by my friend Daniel Jimenez, Costa Rica can be seen here and here.