Masdevallia calura Rchb. f. 1883 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Long-Sepaled Masdevallia

Flower Size 3 1/2" [9 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in montane rainforests at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems covered by 2 to 3 tubular bracts with a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly obovate leaf that blooms on an erect to arching, 3" to 4 3/4" [7 to 12 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem with the single successive flower held above the leaves and occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Reichantha calura (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 276. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1545 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha calura ;

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