Masdevallia catapheres Königer 1980 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Side View of Flower Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeColdFall

Common Name The Nodding Masdevallia [refers to the flowers position]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to close 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, more or less horizontal, flower face down, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 24 Luer & Dalstroem 1999 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide;

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