Masdevallia frontinoensis is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. in 1921. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Masdevallia herradurae.
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia and Ecuador in the central and western cordillera where it grows on mossy trees at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, acute leaf that is gradually narrowed below into an indistinct petiole and blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 1 to 2 long inflorescence from low on the ramicaul, with a bract below the middle, and a tubular floral bract carrying a solitary, stale coconut scented flower per inflorescence held at or below leaf height. This is a floriferous species and old leaves can have new flowers year after year. A fast growing, cool to warm growing epiphyte that needs year round moisture, moderate light, and a pot with an open medium of treefern, sphagnum, perlite and pine or fir bark.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Author is Ken Slump, posted almost 2 years ago
Suggestions for Choosing Plants Requiring Minimal Care
THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IDEAL TOPIC for an article. Many of us want to enjoy orchid flowers with a minimum of fuss and I have found that most ...
Beginners Start Here
Author is Ken Slump, posted about 2 years ago
A 12-Step Plan for Becoming a Successful Orchid Grower
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ORCHID hobby and perhaps feel you are not enjoying the success with your plants that you had hoped for, read throug...
Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted about 2 years ago
Flower Boosters Florida 2018
by Roy Tokunaga Email: [email protected]
Definition: Anything that will empower my Orchid to spike more reliably with maximum flowers. It can be cultu...
Water: The Most Important Nutrient
Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted over 2 years ago
We take water for granted. It falls out of the sky. It flows from the faucet. Oahu city water is considered good for growing Orchids. We use it without thought or concern.
If you study orch...