Masdevallia abbreviata

Masdevallia abbreviata 2 

Masdevallia abbreviata                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardners' Chronicle, new series  10 : 106    1878
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Masdevallia  Ruiz & Pavon 1794

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)

    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins cloud forests , in the Andes of Ecuador (Bolivar, Chimborazo, Loja, Pichincha), Peru (Cajamarca)
  altitude 1500 - 2500 m   (4950 - 8250 ft)

climate informations from Cajamarca (Cajamarca, Peru)


Köppen climate classification : Bsk, cold-dry steppe climate


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2000 m / 6600 ft) :

    Masdevallia abbreviata b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cajamarca this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 28 m' to 11 h 32 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 10 - 15 cm  (4" - 6"), basal  
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower  3 L 1.5 cm  (1.2" L 0.6") - inflorescence  6 L 5 cm  (2.4" L 2")
  duration inflorescence  ≈ days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II


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