Masdevallia goettfertiana Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 subgenus Masdevallia, section Coriaceae

Side View of Flower TYPE Photos by © Stig Dalstrom and The Scielo Website

Full shade Cool Cold LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning Goettfert's Masdevallia [Swedish Nurseryman and supporter of orchid research current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Puno department of Peru in scrubby and dense cloud forest at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, coriaceous, fleshy, glaucous on both sides, elliptic, obtuse, basally cuneate and conduplicate in the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, purple mottled, terete, peduncle .42" [1.5 mm] long, provided with a basal tubular bract, single flowered inflorescence with an adpressed, tubular, as long as the pedicel floral bract and carrying a shallowly cupulate, fleshy flower

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 15: 141 Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 photo/drawing fide

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