Masdevallia anisomorpha Garay 1970 SUBGENUS Meleagris Luer 1986

Photo by Andreas Philipp

Common Name The Not Similar Masdevallia [refers to the sepals odd shape?]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on an erect, slender, congested, 5" [12.5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and imbricating, floral bracts.

Synonyms Rodrigoa anisomorpha (Garay) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Madevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Part 5 Masdevallia Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Rodrigoa anisomorpha; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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