Masdevallia herradurae Var. xanthina – 365 days of orchids – day 1382

This is a wonderfully floriferous masdevallia and more than once a year produces a mass of its spidery yellow flowers. The species is a small one and this specimen is growing in a 10cm basket.

The species is native to wet forests in Ecuador and Colombia where it is found from 500 to 2100m altitude, an unusually large range indicating that the species (or varieties) are happy in a wide range of temperatures. We grow our plants in our Cool Americas section with a minimum of 12C and they really flourish, becoming large specimens in short time.



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