Masdevallia acaroi Luer & Hirtz 2003 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeWarmCoolSummer

Common Name Acaro's Masdevallia [Sr. Acaro Medina Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a horizontal, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and a tubular floral bract

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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