Orchids forum: Tiny purple flower for ID

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Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
Feb 1, 2013 4:50 PM CST
Hello everyone.
I found a flower on one of my visits to Comfamiliar de Narino-Chilvi. I honestly did not expect it to survive, or to produce more flowers. I was simply bringing my wife a pretty bloom with the plant attached hehe!
However, this flower is still kicking at my little balcony jungle, & I am wondering if it is some sort of Orchid. It is very tiny though.

Thumb of 2013-02-01/NoelCalvert/0310ad Thumb of 2013-02-01/NoelCalvert/7fcb12 Thumb of 2013-02-01/NoelCalvert/aca17f Thumb of 2013-02-01/NoelCalvert/b68eb1 Thumb of 2013-02-01/NoelCalvert/3ec82a

Any help with an ID would be appreciated.
Some good news for anyone who is interested in my little jungle. I just rented a 2 bedroom house with a back yard bigger than the house & a little 5 foot wide L shaped run of yard space in the front. My jungle, & my wife's collection of pretty flowers just got proper space to grow.

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Name: Ursula
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Feb 1, 2013 6:40 PM CST


Noel, I love the pictures. I know I have seen this plant before, but I can't come up with a name. But it is not an Orchid.

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Name: Sheryl
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Feb 10, 2013 10:34 AM CST
The blooms remind me of a Streptocarpus, but I think the leaves are far too smooth. You might want to post it on the I.D. forum if you don't have your answer yet!
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