Masdevallia dynastes – 365 days of orchids – day 801

   This wonderful miniature species is new to 365 days. Masdevallia dynastes is a very floriferous species endemic to cloud forests in Ecuador from 1400-2800m altitude. We find the species enjoys a damp spot but not too shady where it then multiplies quickly. The leaves are 4cm long and the 1cm flowers are held clear […]


Masdevallia lucernula – 365 days of orchids – day 797

I find it hard to believe that we haven’t posted this astonishing Masdevallia before on 365 days. Several Masdevallia species have very bright flowers but M. lucernula must be our brightest species and with its scarlet tubular flowers positively glowing against its dark green leaves. The name means little lantern which a great name to […]