Masdevallia jorge-warneri (C.M.Sm., Bogarín & Pupulin) Bogarín 2016

Photo by © Diego Bogarin and Systematic Botany (2015), 40(1): pp. 83–87©Copyright 2015 by the American Society of Plant TaxonomistsDOI 10.1600/036364415X686378 Date of publication February 12, 2015A New Reichantha (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Nicaragua and Costa Rica

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Common NameJorge Warner's Masdevallia [Dedicated to Jorge Warner, Director of the Lankester Botanical Garden, University of Costa Rica, in rec-ognition of his continuous effort in the development of the botanical garden and strong support to the scientific research activities at the center current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Alajuela province of Costa Rica in pre-montane wet forest close to the border of Nicaragu at elevations below 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erct ramicauls enveloped by 2 ribbed, papyraceous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect to suberect, coriaceous, bright green, obelliptic, obtuse, emarginate, with a short apiculaus, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a suberect to pendent, peduncle reddish, 2 to 2.2" [5 to 5.5 cm] long, provided with 3 tubular bracts, one near the pedicel and the other 2 below the middle, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Maxillaria jorge-warneri is similar to M. tonduzii, but differs in the reddish inflorescences and ovaries, rather than green in R. tonduzii. Also, R. jorge-warneri has glabrous sepals stained with reddish purple at the base and lateral sepal tails that are parallel, whereas R. tonduzii has sepals that are pubescent on the inside of the sepaline tube and stained with yellow, and that have lateral sepal tails that are divergent. The dorsal sepal of R. jorge-warneri is 3.8 cm long including the tail, .3" [.75 cm] wide, and connate to the lateral sepals for about .3" [.75 cm], whereas the dorsal sepal of R. tonduzii is 2.32 to 2.72" [5.8 to 6.8 cm] long including the tail, .36 to .48" [0.9 to 1.2 cm] wide, and connate to the lateral sepals for .56" [1.4 cm.] The lateral sepals of R. jorge-warneri are 4.1 cm long including the tails, .6" [1.5 cm] wide when the two sepals are expanded together, and connate for about .36" [.9 cm], while in R. tonduzii the lateral sepals are 2.4 to 2.46" [6.0 to 6.6 cm] long including the tails, .8 to .88" [2.0 to 2.2 cm] wide when the two sepals are expanded together, and connate for about .56" to .72" [1.4 to 1.8 cm]. The petals of R. jorge-warneri are .304" [7.6 mm] long and .124" [3.1 mm] wide with a rounded lobule on the labellar margin, whereas the petals of R. tonduzii are .32 to .36" [8.0 to 9.0 mm] long and .1 to .104" [2.5 to 2.6 mm] wide with a short tooth on the labellar margin. The lip of R. jorge-warneri is .26" [6.5 mm] long, .104" [2.6 mm] wide, and trullate-acuminate at the apex, whereas the lip of R. tonduzii is .24" [6.0] to .28" [7.0 mm] long, .096 to .1" [2.3 to 2.5 mm] wide, and acute at the apex. The column of R. jorge-warneri is .268" [6.7 mm] long and .064" [1.6 mm] wide with a .156" [3.8 mm] long foot, while the column of R. tonduzii is .28" [7.0 mm] long and .06" [1.5 mm] wide with a .1" [2.5 mm] long foot." Bogarin & Pupulin 2015

Synonyms *Reichantha jorge-warneri C.M.Sm., Bogarín & Pupulin 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Syst. Bot. 40: 83 Bogarin & Pupulin 2015, A New Reichantha (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Nicaragua and Costa Rica photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide

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