Masdevallia ignea Rchb. f. 1871 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Coccineae Veitch 1889

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Common Name The Fire-Red Masdevallia

Flower Size 3 1/5" [8 cm]

Found in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia at elevations of 2600 to 3800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped baslly by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying sub erect, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous, dark green leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the sulcate petiole and has a single flower per erect, slender, terete, 12 to 15" [30 to 37.5 cm] long inflorescence holding the flower well above the leaves occuring in late spring and summer.

Synonyms Masdevallia boddaertii Linden ex André 1879; Masdevallia ignea f. citrina (Stein) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Masdevallia ignea var. armeniaca B.S.Williams 1894; Masdevallia ignea var. aurantiaca B.S.Williams 1894; Masdevallia ignea var. boddaertii Linden ex André 1879; Masdevallia ignea var. citrina Stein 1892; Masdevallia ignea var. coccinea Stein 1892; Masdevallia ignea var. goorii Sander 1901; Masdevallia ignea var. grandiflora B.S.Williams 1894; Masdevallia ignea var. hobartii Stein 1892; Masdevallia ignea var. marschalliana Rchb.f. 1872; Masdevallia ignea var. massangeana B.S.Williams 1887; Masdevallia ignea var. pulchra Vuylsteke ex Cogn. 1897; Masdevallia ignea var. rubescens Linden ex Kraenzl. 1925; Masdevallia ignea var. splendens Stein 1892; Masdevallia ignea var. stobartiana Rchb.f. 1881; Masdevallia ignea var. superba Linden ex Kraenzl. 1925; Masdevallia ignea var. tomasonii Gentil 1907; Masdevallia ignea var. vuylstekeana Cogn. 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as M militaris; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:152 Schlechter 1924; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo as M militaris; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983 drawing as M militaris; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXV Luer 2003 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo

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