December 20, 2010

Masdevallia hirtzii

Masdevallia hirtzii is a small species from Ecuador and Peru and is named after a German orchid collector, Hirtz.  It is a relatively recent discovery, having been described in for the first time in 1989.  A prolific bloomer, the plant often obscured by the numerous flowers.  It belongs to the group of Masdevallias called Saltatrices, a group with tubular flowers and bright colors.

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