Masdevallia tovarensis

Masdevallia tovarensis 

Masdevallia tovarensis                                                                                                                                                   photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in       Linnaea  22 : 818    1849
  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 forests in  Venezuela (Aragua, Miranda, Distrito Federal)
  altitude 1600 - 2400 m  (5280 - 7920 ft)

climate informations from Carrizal (Miranda, 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 tovarensis b gr uk
  photoperiod in Carrizal this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 41 m' to 11 h 19 m'
  life form epiphyte 
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 9 - 11 cm  (3.6" - 4.4"), from the base of the leaf  
  nr flowers 1 - 2, flourish from old stems
  size single flower 10 L 4 cm (4" L 1.6")
  duration single flower, ≈ days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II

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