Masdevallia chasei Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Side View Of Flower? [I think not]Photo courtesy of Richard Korber

LATE EARLY

Common Name Chase's Masdevallia [Director of RHS Kew current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters in humid forests with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse leaf that is gradually narrowed below into the slender petiole and blooms in the late spring through early winter on a slender, erect to suberect, 1 3/5" to 3 1/5" [4 to 8 cm] long, solitary succesively flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and a tubular floral bract holding the flower at mid leaf.

Synonyms Reichantha chasei (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha chasei

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