Masdevallia triangularis

Masdevallia triangularis 

Masdevallia triangularis                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in      Orchidaceae Lindenianae  5    1846
  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 airy, humid forests of Venezuela (Aragua, Carabobo, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Distrito Federal),  
    Colombia, Ecuador (Loja)
  altitude 1000 - 1500 m  (3300 - 4950 ft)

climate informations from Tocuyo (Lara, 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 1250 m / 4125 ft) :
    Masdevallia triangularis b gr uk
  photoperiod in Tucuyo this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 38 m' to 11 h 22 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 8 - 10 cm  (3.2" - 4"),  from the base of the leaf
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower  7 L 7 cm (2.8" L 2.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days  
CITES appendix II

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