Masdevallia angulifera 'J & L'
Masdevallia angulifera is from Colombia. This plant has especially dark flowers and has been awarded by the American Orchid Society. It is a small plant and belong to the section of the genus Masdevallia named Saltatrices. The flowers in that section have a "belly at the base of the flowers, are tubular and are lined with glandular hairs (visible in the inset picture).
This is another photo of a species from Ecuador that I posted several days ago. It grows at high altitudes and requires cool temperatures, lower light and good humidity.
This is another photo of an orchid I posted a few days ago (see inset). It is from Peru and Ecuador and is intensely fragrant.
Also known as Masdevallia dynastes this odd species is from Ecuador and is another high-altitude, cool temperature orchid. These flowers are around 2 centimeters in size and the plant quite small also.
Masdevallia lamprotyria is another orchid species from Ecuador and Peru. It is highly scented and when it blooms in the spring its scent is almost overpowering. Its name refers to to its purplish-pink color. It prefers cool temperatures and high humidity.
Masdevallia hirtzii is a small orchid species from Ecuador and Peru that grows in montane (mountain) forests at high altitudes (not all orchids are from warm and tropical areas). It is named after a well-known Ecuadorian orchid collector, Alexander Hirtz. I am going to be posting more orchid pictures this week, photos of orchids I grow and will be catching up my 100x:2014 project.
This too is not my plant but was photographed at our recent show. I've grown the species but it is a little large for my limited area, though very beautiful, in fact, the flower I use for my avatar is this species, grown, flowered and photographed by myself. It is from the Andes in Peru. It is also #26 in my 100x: 2014 project, so I am a quarter of the way finished with that.
This is the same flower I posted a few days ago, but from a different angle. Masdevallia sotoana is a tiny orchid species from Ecuador and I've posted this as number 12 in my 100x: 2014 project. orchidsinbloom-ron.blogspot.com/2014/02/masdevallia-sotoana-edward-cbraos.html
Masdevallia sotoana is a tiny orchid species from Ecuador. The plant is only 4cm tall and the tubular part of the flowers only 1cm long. The flower is lined with glandular hairs but I do not know what the function of the hairs is. There are more photos of these unusual flowers at the blog post below. This is number 9 in my 100x: 2014 project.