Masdevallia calosiphon Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Flower Close up Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Deep shadeColdSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Tube Masdevallia [refers to the sepaline tube of this speceies]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract

Similar to M fuchsii and often cited as a synonym in error.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide;

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