Masdevallia demissa Rchb.f. 1887 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896

Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Another flower

Photo by Patricia Harding.

Common Name The Drooping Masdevallia

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica without locality data as a mini-miniature sized, cool? growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate into the petiole and blooms in the spring on a slender, erect to suberect, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Reichantha demissa (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing ok; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha demissa; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide

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