Masdevallia josei Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeCoolSpring

Common Name Jose's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Jose Portilla current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the black, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide;

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