Thursday, February 5, 2015

Three Orange Saltatrices Masdevallias

None of these plants had a lot of flowers and since they are all from the same group and the same color I thought I'd do them in one post.  The species in the Saltatrices groupof Masdevallias have tubular flowers, bright colors, glandular hairs lining the inside of the flower and a distinct bulge at the bast of the flower tube.  The photos of the three shown here display these features.  The three species in order are Masdevallia glomerosa, a species I've not posted before, Masdevallia mendozae, and Masdevallia hirtzii, all from Ecuador.  All three are small, the plants growing to about 10 cm with 3-4 cm flowers.









12 comments:

  1. Beautiful group of species and precious photographs. Hugs

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  2. Hi Ron!
    Fantastic and quite unusual flowers of the genus Masdevallia. Congratulations for the great photos of them.

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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  3. Beautiful and special flowers, thank you for capturing them

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    1. Thanks ever so much for looking and commenting.

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  4. Beautiful photos, I wish I could grow of them

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  5. Ron, superb photo! Your collection is gorgeous!! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Valeriy. Your kind ness in looking at the post and commenting is appreciated.

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  6. Wow!! I love the new species!! But I have to try M. mendozae soon.

    Cesar

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