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Tiny Masdevallia

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

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  1. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I once had masdevallia andreettaeana and if recall it was pretty small I'm not sure if it's as small as your looking for though.
     
  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No, not that one, Zach. It isn't tiny and it has big leaves.

    I think so far William has come up with a couple of species that might fit the criteria... I guess those tiny ones are not as popular (in collections) as I thought.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Hers a list I made going through Luer's Icones:
    adamsii, 25-45 mm
    condorensis, 30-50 mm
    phacopsis, 20-40 mm
    vasquezii, 30-40 mm
    bangii
    gnoma
    irapama
    kyphonantha
    lansbergii

    The last group I don't have the issue of Icones where they are described, but an internet search looks like they are what you are looking for.....I don't grow any of them, but would like to.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    William, I really appreciate this list and I will definitely check into those on your list. Masd. bangii is the only one on the list that I have now. Thanks again.
     
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    You can add M.indecora to your list :)

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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That looks pretty good. Thanks, Sebastian.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Wow that's tiny! Very nive
     
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    What about wendlandiana?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    a bit too tall but it is a nice mini.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Is yours larger than 1" tall?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yup! at least 2.5".
    Do you grow it, Daniel? If you have a tiny Masd. wendlandiana , I would like to see a photo of it...matter of fact,, if you have any Masdevallia around 1" tall, I would love to see it. So far, the only 1" tall Masdevallia that I have now is the Masd. hoeijeri, a tiny little thing and that is exactly what I am talking about, something tiny.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    I got an awarded minuta and wendlandiana in a raffle. I'll get a snap of them on Tuesday. I'm 99% certain it's <1.5". I think I flowered it once in the last three years. Actually the plants are from the east coast too.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    minuta is a tiny one but wendlandiana is much bigger.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Tom, here is my wendlandiana vs minuta.
     

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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the photos. They are not 1" tall for sure but they look tiny enough on photo and got the leaf shape that I am talking about. Have you bloom out any of them? The wendlandiana look just like your minuta and a bit smaller than normal as well(normally it is 2.5"+ tall). If your wendlandiana blooms out true to name and have a piece available in the future, let me know.

    Edit, you did say it bloomed for you once before..., they are nice looking plants and they should bloom for you regularly.
     
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    I bloomed the wendlandiana, it has some award on it (only as a cultural or botanical significance type). I was growing them cool and switched to a intermediate condition. I could divide a piece off for you
     
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    Those type of awards don't mean much to me. Culture award goes to the grower anyway.

    Just send me PM when you have a piece of it available(perhaps this fall), and we can work something out for that.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Alfonso, thank you for the recommendation. I have not seen that one before.

    I googled but no plant photos available. Would you show me a photo of the plant if not much of trouble?
     
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    Hi Tom, I'm happy to share a photo. I just took one. It's not a beautiful photo but you can see the habit. The inflorescences are descending and curve up in a U shape.
     

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