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Masdevallia species

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Victor Mol, Dec 20, 2020.

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  1. Victor Mol

    Victor Mol New Member

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    Hello,
    I bought this masdevallia as masdevallia xanthina.
    Definitely not masdevallia xanthina.

    I was thinking it could be masdevallia wagneriana but it has maybe too intense color.

    I grow masdevallia pteroglossa too and looks much smaller than this.

    Here is some pictures of this beautiful masdevallia species :)

    Thanks!

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    Here with masdevallia pteroglossa on the left

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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Victor, I think it is pteroglossa and a nice plant of it. In your last photo, the plant on the left seems to be something else. Where did you get that one? I don’t recognize it...it is quite cute!
     
  3. Victor Mol

    Victor Mol New Member

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    • Hi Chuck-NH, thanks for your reply. This is getting more interesting, the one on the left in the last photo is what i bought as masdevallia pteroglossa XD

      I bought it from Ecuadorquideas in a show last year. This is so funny because these are my two very first masdevallias.

      Here is some pictures of the one that I bought as pteroglossa

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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting plant! I also would not expect pteroglossa to have spikes so tall/upright. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but are all of the spikes single flowered or are there one or two that have a second bud?
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Victor, what I think you might have here is Masdevallia akemiana or something that looks really close to it. I have never seen it for sale in the US. There are a few photos on the web and both the blooms and habit look like it. That is one to treasure I believe! Great job growing it!
     
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    Victor Mol New Member

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    Wow thanks Chuck-NH! I think it could be akemiana too :)
    This masdevallia is blooming since the begining of november and all the spikes are single flowered, but it stills producing more at the moment.
    I'm very happy with how these orchids are growing.