Masdevallia navicularis

Masdevallia navicularis 

Masdevallia navicularis                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Garay, Leslie Andrew  &  Dunsterville, Galfried Clement Keyworth
  published in       Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated  6 : 232    1976
  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 of western Venezuela (Tàchira) and eastern Colombia
  altitude 1700 - 2600 m  (5600 - 8500 ft)

climate informations from San Cristobal (Tàchira, Venezuela)


Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)


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

    Masdevallia navicularis b gr uk
  photoperiod in San Cristobal this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 30 m' to 11 h 30 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 13 cm  (5.2"), from the base of the leaf 
  nr flowers 4 - 6 one at a time, for two or three years
  size single flower  17 L 2 cm  (6.8" L 0.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 - 30 days 
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II


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