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Masdevallia Sp.

Description:

Another orchid from the reserve, and another one that needs an id. I'm sure this one's an easy one.

Habitat:

Cloud Forest Reserve on the Western Slopes, Ecuador

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10 Comments

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Just had a look there and it's very impressive. We'll be marshalling our interns there...

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Sorry, on reflection that probably sounded less than generous towards Jay's site. I'm feeling a little world weary today. I find that site very useful indeed and it's certainly more than a compliment. There are somewhere between 25 and 35 thousand species of orchid, so it's difficult to be truly expert! I've learned an awful lot from orchidspecies.com and continue to do so, ditto Project Noah.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Kind of Spider Orchid

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

I guess since you know a lot more about orchids this site is just a complement, for me it was amazing to find that much info in just one place...but after all that is why I joined Project Noah, to learn from others and enjoy beautiful pictures at the same time...best wishes!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

It's also a phenomenal achievement for one person, Jay Phal to have pulled all that material together!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

GeoLeo, it's a great site, not always 100% reliable but keeps getting better year by year.

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

They do open a little more, but this is fairly typical. I think you're probably right with the id. I'll give it a couple of hours then update it

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 9 years ago

Isn't this a great site for orchid's ID Craig?

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Definitely Masdevallia. Best guess would be M. manchinazae: http://www.orchidspecies.com/masmachinaz...
Do all the flowers have this as their final shape or do they open any more?

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Looks like a Masdevallia but there are about 500 species and probably about half of them are found in Ecuador! Something close to M. patula or M. amaluzae. Will have another look tomorrow. Sleep now.

SantaLuciaReserve
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Parroquia Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 15, 2011
Submitted on Nov 15, 2011

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