Masdevallia guayanensis Lindl. ex Benth.1843 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

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Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Guyana Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guinea, Surinam and northern Brazil in montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, suberect, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Masdevallia manarana Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 22 Luer & Dalstroem 1997 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as M manarana drawing ok;

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