Masdevallia pachyura

Masdevallia pachyura 

Masdevallia pachyura                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardners' Chronicle, new series  2 : 322    1874
  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 humid forests in Ecuador (Azuay, Bolivar, Canãr, Pichincha)
  altitude 1000 - 3100 m  (3300 - 10230 ft)

climate informations from Cuenca (Azuay, 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 pachyura b gr uk
  photoperiod in Cuenca this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 10 m' to 11 h 50 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 10 - 17 cm  (4" - 6.8"), from the base of the leaf    
  nr flowers 4 - 6
  size single flower   3 L 2 cm  (1.2" L 0.8") - inflorescence   L  cm
  duration inflorescence ≈ 25 - 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days
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