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Masdevallia klabochorum (xanthina?)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Got this several months ago. So far, so good. I mounted it and it shortly put out new growth and later on started flowering. Flowers are about 3" wide from tip to tip. Not sure if this is considered a valid species or a variety of xanthina. It is cute though.

    Growing it intermediate, shady, moist.

    Masdevallia klabochorum.jpg Masdevallia klabochorum flower.jpg Masdevallia klabochorum closeup.jpg
     
  2. Gerrit

    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    I like this one very much!
     
  3. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  4. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pcolman,

    Just came upon this post. This is a very nice bloom, both in shape and color. Luer’s drawing in 2002 (Icones...) does put it at a species level (unless changed since) and not as a ssp. of xanthina. The drawing does seem to have some difference in shape and photos from other sources seem to differ as well in both shape and color. The following sources show a bloom that is an alba or virtually so (no rose pigment) with more of a swept back, vertical stature rather than a horizontally dominant look. (Orchids of Columbia Vol. 6...photo Posada, Orchids Masdevallia(Zelenko)...photo A. Doucette, Swiss Orchid Foundation...photo A.P. Sijm, Ecuagenera website).

    I do really like your plant...do you have any information on provenance? Whether it is or isn’t klabochorum, there does seem to be a lot of variability within the whole xanthina group of species and subspecies.
     
  5. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got it from Tomas Bajza. My humidity is often relatively low in winter for this, so that might be influencing the shape/direction of the petals.
     
  6. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Really nice species!