Masdevallia estradae

not yet in bloom

Masdevallia estradae                   
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette  2 : 435    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 humid cloud forests in Colombia (Antioquia, Frontino, Albriquì, Liborina, Medellin, Urrao)
  altitude 1500 - 2500 m  (4950 - 8250 ft)

climate informations from Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia)


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


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

    Masdevallia estradae b gr uk
  photoperiod in Rionegro this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 24 m' to 11 h 36 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length  
  nr flowers  
  time from birth to flowering, days
CITES appendix II


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