Masdevallia hylodes Luer & R.Escobar 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae [Rchb.f]Veitch 1889

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Deep Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Woody Masdevallia [refers to the texture of the flower]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in cloud forest at elevations around 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptic, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, stout, 10" [6 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by a bract at the base, arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular floral bracts and holding the foul smelling flower at midleaf.

Synonyms Byrsella hylodes (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella hylodes;

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