Masdevallia polysticta

not yet in bloom

Masdevallia polysticta                
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in      The Gardners' Chronicle, new series  1 : 338    14 mar. 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 cloud forests in Ecuador (Azuay, Bolivar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Loja, Pichincha),
Peru (Cajamarca, Piura, Caira)
  altitude  1500 - 3100 m  (4950 - 10230 ft)

informations from Quito (Pichincha, 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 2300 m / 7600 ft) :

    Masdevallia polysticta b gr uk
  photoperiod in Quito this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, constant throughout the year, of 12 h 00 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence      length  
  nr flowers  
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ days 
CITES appendix II


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