Ron Hanko's photos with the pleurothallid

Masdevallia Maui Lollipop

Masdevallia Maui Lollipop
This is for quite a while now the only Masdevallia hybrid I grow, and I've kept this only because I had it awarded by the American Orchid Society several years ago. I don't find it unattractive, but just don't grow many hybrids. It's a hybrid of Masdeva…
Added on February 23, 2017

Stelis hirtella

Stelis hirtella
This tiny little Stelis is from Ecuador. I received it as an unidentified Stelis from that country. Someone has suggested that it is Stelis hirtella and and some of the pictures I've seen of that species match, though others do not. The plant forms a m…
Added on February 20, 2017

Masdevallia mendozae

Masdevallia mendozae
Masdevallia mendozae is a cool-growing species from the highlands of Ecuador. It is one of the species in section Saltatrices, a group of species with brightly colored tubular flowers that are lined with glandular hairs. It seems to be somewhat difficul…
Added on February 19, 2017

Masdevallia coccinea 'Dwarf Pink'

Masdevallia coccinea 'Dwarf Pink'
Masdevallia coccinea is one of the larger Masdevallias with very long flower spikes, far to big for my collection. This plant, however, is a dwarf form, that fits my growing area, though it is still quite large. The plant is 15 cm tall (it can be twice…
Added on February 15, 2017

Buccella dynastes

Buccella dynastes
Also known as Masdevallia dynastes, this odd little species is from Ecuador. The flowers are 2 cm from end to end and the plant 10 cm tall. It belongs to a group of orchids, found in Central and South America, collectively known as Pleurothallids.
Added on February 11, 2017

Masdevallia rex

Masdevallia rex
Masdevallia rex , the "King of Masdevallias," is from Ecuador and belongs to the section Saltatrices, a group of Masdevallias with tubular, hair-lined flowers and a bulge at the base of the flower tube. This species has some of the largest flowers in the…
Added on February  9, 2017

Porroglossum rodrigoi

Porroglossum rodrigoi
Here's a really weird one. This is Porroglossum rodrigoi, an orchid related to Masdevallia and Pleurothallis, and another with a hinged lip. In this photo the lip is down and sticking out between the orange tails of the flower, but when disturbed by a s…
Added on December  7, 2015

Restrepia guttulata

Restrepia guttulata
This plant was awarded by the American Orchid Society as Restrepia sanguinea but I've been told it's actually Restrepia guttulata. The Restrepias are a genus of orchids that all have these oddly shaped flowers, most of them in bright colors with spots an…
Added on December  2, 2015

Luzama carmenensis

Luzama carmenensis
Luzama carmenensis or Masdevallia carmenensis is a small species from Colombia and Ecuador. It blooms in the spring and has large flowers in proportion to the plant. The plant is 5 cm tall and the flowers are also 5 cm from the base of the tube to the e…
Added on November 29, 2015

Masdevallia veitchiana 'Betty'

Masdevallia veitchiana 'Betty'
Masdevallia veitchiana is sometimes called the "Queen of the Madsdevallias" and for good reason. Its large, spectacularly colored flowers are some of the best in the genus. The base color of its flowers is orange and the purple coloring is a dense cover…
Added on November 27, 2015