November 7, 2013

Masdevallia strobelii

This is a very small plant but a prolific bloomer and very fragrant.  Masevallia strobelii belongs to the Saltatrices section of the genus Masdevallia and has the typical features of the species in that section, a slight bulge or "belly" at the bottom  of the flower, the flower tube lined with glandular hairs and bright color. It comes from Ecuador and is much used in hybridizing.  As with almost all my Masdevallias, it is grown in live sphagnum in a plastic net pot.

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