Masdevallia eucharis Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Lovely Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 2.8 cm] single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide

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