Masdevallia mendozae

Masdevallia mendozae 

Masdevallia mendozae                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo 
taxonomy described by Luer, Carlyle August
  published in       Phytologia  54 ( 5 ) : 382    1983
  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 branches covered with moss in Ecuador (Loja, Zamora-Chinchipe)
  altitude 1800 - 2300 m  (5940 - 7590 ft)

climate informations from Loja (Loja, Ecuador)

    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 mendozae b gr uk
  photoperiod in Loja this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 14 m' to 11 h 46 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 6 cm  (2.4"), from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  1.5 L 1 cm  (0.6" L 0.4"9) - depth  3.5 cm  (1.4")
  duration  single flower  ≈ 30 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 giorni  
CITES appendix II

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