Masdevallia barlaeana – 365 days of orchids – day 979

We have a new species for 365 days this morning with this intense red flowered masdevallia. Masdevallia barlaeana is found from Colombia to Peru at high altitude (2200-3100m) as a lithophyte on rocky slopes – a similar habitat as that of Masdevallia veitchiana. The species is smaller growing and smaller flowered than its close relative […]


Macroclinium lineare – 365 days of orchids – day 978

We have lots of wonderful miniature orchids and some of the stars are out Macroclinium species.  This species is a true mini-miniature with a fan shaped plant 3cm high and relatively large 1cm flowers in groups on short spikes. Macroclinium lineare is found in warm mossy forests in Costa Rica and Panama at around 700-1400m. This […]