Masdevallia cretata Luer 2002

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Fall

Common Name The Chalky White Masdevallia [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locality data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, suberect, .6 to .76" [1.5 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2002 drawing fide;

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