Masdevallia gutierrezii Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896 Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.

Plant and Flowers Photo by Charles Marden Fitch

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Common Name Gutierrez' Masdevallia [Bolivian Co-Discoverer of Species]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

This mini-miniature sized, Bolivian species is found as a hot to warm growing epiphyte in forests at the edge of foothills at elevations of 270 to 500 meters with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, 1 3/5" to 2 3/5" [4 to 6.5 cm] long, narrowly obovate, obtuse leaf that is gradually narrowed below into the subpetiolate base and has a slender, erect, single flowered, 2 2/5" to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract holding the flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms Acinopetala gutierrezii (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala gutierrezii;

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