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Masdevallia gilbertoi (Colombia 1500m)

Masdevallia gilbertoi (Colombia 1500m)


Masdevallia gilbertoi

Common Name: Gilberto's Masdevallia

Flower Size 3 to 4 cm

Found in the department of Risaralda in Colombia on the western cordillera in cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte on mossy trees with a slender, erect, blackish ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, long-petiolate, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the petiole that blooms in the summer fall on a suberect, 4" [11 cm] long, slender, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a thin, tubular floral bract holding the flowers above the leaves. This plant is a cold to warm growing species that likes constant high humidity, moderate shade, good air circulation and potted in a chopped mixture of tree fern, fir bark, perlite and sphagnum moss. This species is distinguished from others by the long, forward pointing tail of the dorsal sepal and the long, crossed, reflexed tails of the lateral sepals.

Sold in 9cm pot in sphagnum moss. FS

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