Masdevallia cloesii Luer 1993 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Another Flower Angle Photo by Patrick Cloes

Side View of Flower Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Deep shade Cool to ColdEARLYWinter

Common Name Cloes' Masdevallia [Belgian Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the blackish, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on a slender, erect, 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract

Similar to M xanthina but distinguishes most easily by the rose colored flowers with no eye spot at the base of the lateral sepals.

Synonyms

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

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