Masdevallia triangularis – 365 days of orchids – day 1829

Today’s masdevallia is less flamboyant than yesterday’s Masdevallia superbiens but none the less spectacular with flowers larger than the plant.

Autumn and winter is a great time for masdevallias with plants enjoying the cool temperatures and flowers lasting longer than they do in summer.

Masdevallia triangularis is a striking small plant with relatively large flowers that are kind of triangular (of course most masdevallias have flowers that are kind of triangular). The flowers have lovely red/orange spots and long, dark red tails.

The species comes from Venuzela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and with such a wide distribution it is not surprising that the species is quite variable with colours from yellow through to dark orange.



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