Masdevallia icterina Königer 1990 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by © Isaías Rolando and the Peruvian Orchids Website

Deep ShadeCoolColdSpring

Common Name Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, [3.5 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 2 1979 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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