Masdevallia bulbophyllopsis Kraenzl. 1921 SUBGENUS Amanda SECTION Amandae Rchb.f 1874 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Closer View Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Bulbophyllum-like Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species hails from Ecuador at altitudes of 1800 to 2700 meters and has slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thin, narrowly elliptic, subacute leaf that gradually narrows below into the indistinct petiolate base that blooms in the winter on an erect, lax, secund, 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered [4 to 6] inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with flowers that open simultaneously and are held well above the leaves.

Synonyms Spilotantha bulbophyllopsis (Kraenzl.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five 2005 drwaing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Spilotantha bulbophyllopsis; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Spilotantha bulbophyllopsis drawing fide;

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