Masdevallia citrinella Luer & Malo 1981 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Lip Detail

Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Citrine Colored Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, white sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to ascending to horizontal, lax to pendant, 1 1/5" to 3 1/5" [3 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a thin tubular floral bract holding the flower below the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 photo/drawing fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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