Masdevallia impostor

Masdevallia impostor 

Masdevallia impostor                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Luer, Carlyle August  &  Escobar Restrepo, Rodrigo
  published in       Orquideologia ; Revista de la Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia  13 ( 2 ) : 170    1979
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Masdevallia  Ruiz & Pavon 1794
  metabolism 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 of  Venezuela, Colombia (Antioquia, Angelopolis, Betania, Betulia, Piñonal, Venecia), 
    Ecuador (Morona-Santiago)
  altitude  (83) 1500 - 1900 m   (274) 49500 - 6270 ft)

climate informations from Medellin (Antioquia, Colombia)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest

(without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)

    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1700 m / 5600 ft) :
    Masdevallia impostor b gr uk
  photoperiod in Medellin this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 25 m' to 11 h 35 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 10 - 12 cm  (4" - 4.8"), from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1 - 2
  dimensioni single flower  5 L 2 cm (2" L 0.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days
CITES appendix II

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