365 days of orchids – day 228 – Masdevallia pachyura


This is a small multiflowered Masdevallia species found in cloud forests from 1000 to 3000m in Ecuador and Peru. As could be expected from its range it is a variable species but all have pretty little flowers and in our experience the species is straight forward in cultivation and multiplies relatively quickly.

This variety is names ‘caudas orange’ and is from the Ecuagenera nursery in Ecuador.

This seems like a good oportunty to thank the RHS who have awarded a bursary to Jacob for travelling to Ecuador in October to attend the World Orchid Congress where he will speak about the Orchid Project and also spend time at the Ecuagenera nurseries.


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