Friday, February 11, 2011

Alaticaulia don-quijote

Also known as Masdevallia don-quijote, this species is a real charmer, both for its name and for its unusual form. It is native to Ecuador and is named after the Man of La Mancha, for its supposed resemblance to the bowed legs of a horseman (lateral sepals) and a lance (dorsal sepal). The plant is larger, as Masdevallias go, about 15 cm tall, with 35 cm flower spikes that bloom successively, and flowers that are about 11 cm tall. It is a very vigorous grower and bloomer.



  1. So beautiful. As always so shots amazing pictures.

  2. This plant has around15 flower spikes and flower in a little two inch pot and makes quite a show.