Masdevallia klabochorum Rchb. f. 1876 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

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Common Name Klabochs' Masdevallia [Brothers who Discovered species 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in the eastern cordillera of Ecuador and Colombia in cloud forest at elevations of 750 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical to broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded leaf with the base cuneate into the petiole and blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, erect, 1 /5" to 2" long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract carrying the single flower just above the leaf.

Synonyms Masdevallia aops Luer & Malo 1979; Masdevallia paisbambae F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1921; Masdevallia xanthina subsp. klabochorum (Rchb. f.) Luer 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok

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