Masdevallia deformis Kraenzel. 1921 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Coccineae Veitch 1889

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescecnce Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Dale Borders, plant grown by Jim Rassmann.

M deformis var exaltata

Photo by Malcolm Perry

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Common Name The Misshapen Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This is a cool to cold growing, mini-miniature sized epiphyte from Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1700-2800 meters that has blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, dark green, petiolate, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the blackish petiole and a horizontal to ascending, 1 5/8" to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall, winter, spring and summer.

Synonyms Masdevallia deformis f. exaltata (Luer) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Masdevallia exaltata Luer 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #1 1999 as M deformis var exaltata photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 as M exaltata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #3 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #2 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #4 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide;

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