Masdevallia davisii

x56399p Masdevallia davisii 

Masdevallia davisii                                                                                                                                                          photo  C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heindrich Gustav
  published in       The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  2 : 710    1874
  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, on rochy lands, in Peru (Apurimac, Cusco Penãs)
  altitude 3000 - 3500 m  (9900 - 11550 ft)

climate informations from Cuzco (Cusco, 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 3250 m / 10725 ft) :

    Masdevallia davisii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cuzco this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 53 m' to 11 h 07 m'
  life form epyphyte  
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 30 cm  (12"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1, fragrant
  size single flower  6 L 2 cm  (2.4" L 0.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
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