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Masdevallia ariasii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by weeand, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. weeand

    weeand Well-Known Member

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    Masdevallia ariasii was found in Peru and later in southern Ecuador and grows there at an altitude of 900 meters to 1000 meters. It can get quite warm there. That is why it often blooms here in the warmer months, such as June, July and August. The flowers last more than two weeks. It is from the subsection oscillantes and has the moving lip, as all members of this subsection.

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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see this species and nice photos!
     
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  3. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful species!
    I tried to grow it several times but every time it gets rotted during the warmest part of summer. I assume it can handle it warm but if the temperatures get above 90F it does not like it. I grow successfully some higher elevation Masdevallias but this one is not for me (sigh).