Masdevallia discolor Luer & R.Escobar 1982 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

Another Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeCold Winter Spring

Common Name The Different Colored Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Boyaca and Cundinamarca departments of Colombia in the eastern Cordillera in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2400 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, erect, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia VOl 15 #2-3 1982 Drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; ; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part Four Luer 2002 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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