Masdevallia ignea

Masdevallia ignea

Masdevallia ignea                                                                                                                                                           photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy     desribed by      Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in The Gardeners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette 1 : 482   1871
  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 Colombia (Nariño)
  altitude 2950 - 3700 m (9735 - 12210 ft)

climate informations from San Juan de Pasto (Nariño, Colombia)


Köppen climate classification : Csb, humid subtropical climate with dry hot summer


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 3350 m / 11055 ft) :

    Masdevallia ignea b gr uk
  photoperiod in San Juan de Pasto this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 05 m' to 11 h 55 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness         low
inflorescence    length 23 - 25 cm, upright
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower 2,5 L 4,5 cm (1" L 1.8")
  duration single flower ~ 40 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ days
CITES appendix II

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