Masdevallia setacea – 365 days of orchids – day 1559

Masdevallia setacea of one of our absolute favourite masdevallias with its very large flowered species found from Colombia to Peru.

This remarkable Masdevallia is found from Colombia to Peru and has flowers considerably larger than the plant. Including the long yellow tails to the sepals the flowers are 14cm from top to bottom. For us the species flowers irregularly throughout the year which probably reflects the even conditions it finds in its cloud forest home from 1400-2400m altitude.

From photographs it appears that the species is highly variable and has many colour forms so perhaps we should be on the look out for different clones.

The plant is small growing and does well mounted, in baskets or in pots



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