Masdevallia karelii Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2014 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia TYPE Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and Lankesteriana 13: 254 2014

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Karel's Masdevallia [Karel Deburghgraeve Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .7" [1.3 cm]

Found in Puno department of Peru in dense mossy cloud forests on mossy trunks and branches at elevations of 2600 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, blackish in the wild ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, basally conduplicate and cuneate, elliptic to ovate, obtuse, blackish flushed petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, peduncle 5.2" [13 cm] long, provided with a tubular bract above the middle, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying campanulate, showy flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 13: 254 Dalstrom & Ruiz Perez 2014 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #6 2019 photo fide;

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