Masdevallia coccinea forma alba

x56395p Masdevallia coccinea alba

Masdevallia coccinea forma alba                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Linden, Jean Jules
  published in      Orchidaceae Lindenianae  5, n . 26    1846
forma alba   color variation
  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 on rocky lands in Colombia (Santander, Pamplona), Peru (Apurimac, Cajamarca)
  altitude 2400 - 2896 m  (7920 - 9557 ft)

climate informations from San Jeronimo (Apurimac, Peru)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2650 m / 8415 ft) :

    Masdevallia coccinea alba b gr uk
  photoperiod in San Jeronimo this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 46 m' to 11 h 14 m'
  life form geophyte 
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 34 cm (13.6"), from the base of the leaf 
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  6 L 3 cm  (2.4" L 1.2")
  duration single flower, 20 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days 
CITES appendix II


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