Masdevallia angulifera Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl 1925 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

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Common Name The Angle-Bearing Masdevallia [refers to the broadly angled apices of the sepals and sepaline tube]

Flower Size 1 " [2.5 cm]

Found in the cool, moist, cloud forests of Antioquia and Caldas Colombia in cloud forests at elevations 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the slender petiole that blooms on a slender, suberect, 2 to 3 1/5" [5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract holding the color variable [yellow green to deep rose or purple] flower just above the leaves occuring in the winter through spring.

Each fragrant [banana oil or acetone] flower can last upwards of 3 months if it is kept in cold to cool temperatures with good light and high humidity with a fast draining medium yet keeping the plant moist at all times.

An olive green form of this species exists and it was originally described as Masdevallia olivacea.

Synonyms Masdevallia olivacea Kraenzl. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 11 1987 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;

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