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Masdevallia hirtzii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mike Leone, Jan 27, 2015.

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  1. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    It's hard to imagine this plant eluding discovery by orchid hunters until 1989 but somehow it did.
    I remember seeing it on the cover of the AOS bulletin and knowing I had to have one and did have one by 1990
    for the price of a used car. But hirtzii is a strong grower and prolific bloomer so I soon had my investment back
    with the sale of divisions. My original plant thrived for many years until the green house collapse.
    This new clone is three years old, blooms for months and I still think it's one of my favorite Masdevallias even though you can now get a nice plant for about 20 bucks P1000219.JPG P1000217.JPG
     
  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done!