Masdevallia calocalix Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of Ellis Eyre

Flower Closeup

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Pretty Cup Masdevallia [refers to the sepaline cup]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found only in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a erect, slender, 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as M calocalyx photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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