Masdevallia corderoana F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1925 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View Of Flower Photo by Andreas Philipp

Another Flower Coloration Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name Cordero's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian President 1892-5]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte that is found at elevations of 3000 to 3500 meters in cloud forests with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carries a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the slender petiole and blooms in the fall on a slender, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract, holding the flowers among the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 22 Luer & Dalstroem 1997 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photos fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok

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