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Tiny Masdevallia

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Tom-DE, Jun 6, 2014.

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  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Exclude the Dryadella and Trisetella, I would like to hear some suggestions on tiny Masdevallias--those 1" to 1.5" tall with small leaves.
    Just give you an idea of what I am talking about, I have Masd. erinacea, bangii, hoeijeri, pygmea and minuta. and I am looking for similar tiny Masd. species, perhaps from the same section. There got to be more out there. Any suggestion?
     
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    My floribunda is pretty small and compact, leaves no bigger than 1.5". Most of my others are quite big so that's the only one I can suggest.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Masd. floribunda is much much bigger than 1.5".........so it would not be what I am looking for or talking about. A single leaf of Masd. floribunda will be 2X bigger than the whole specimen plant of Masd. hoeijeri or any of those I mentioned earlier.

    I think Masd. chaetostoma might fit, perhaps Masd. patriciana also.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Masdevallia venezuelana.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have that one also. a bit taller than 1.5" but long lasting and lovely fragrance too.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, you probably already know this but both of these are listed in the Colombian Orchid Imports catalog. Gary hasn't provided his next order deadline date yet but it must be coming up soon.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good to know, Kelly.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Masdevallia patriciana
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    nidifica
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Probably patricaina., Do you grow it, William? got a good plant photo?

    nidifica is small but not tiny, It grows like weeds too, so in no time, it will be big.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I thought I had patriciana, but it's not listed on my inventory. I'll check this weekend. I may have a couple other mini Masdevallias, I'll let you know.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Will look forward to your suggestions. I was going to upload photos of my erinacea and hoeijei to give people idea of what type of Masdevallia I am looking for, but the forums said there was a problem to upload them.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    anachaeta has been on my wish list, it's in the diodonopsis group
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is the one I just could not remember the name of...,
    Many of those have/had moved to Diodonopsis but I don't normally follow that.
     
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    sanchezii. My plant is mature and only 1-1.5". The leaves just slightly arch forward. I just checked it to make sure.

    I am pretty sure we can add it for fall.
     
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    My deformis is under 2"
     
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    So is manchinazae which I recently posted. Masd. ivanii is mature at 1.25" and pteroglossa is 1.5"
     
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    Nidifica is a great little one!! Grows very well. I also have a soft spot for andreetana (as my display pic) its maybe not teenie tiny, but it would be around 1.5" with similarly sized flowers :)
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Chad, all those you mentioned have much bigger leaves. Some of them are taller.

    There are many miniature Masedevallia....., I guess I have to say "tiny species with tiny narrow leaves", . Something looks like Masd. erinacea, Masd. pygmeae or Masd. hoeijeri.
     
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    My fault. Those plants will have taller leaves than that but they stay that short for me and bloom. They are all paddle shaped or somewhat so. The leaves are not thin or terete which I misunderstood. The bangii and erinacea are the only ones I have had like that.