Masdevallia kyphonantha H.R.Sweet 1978

SECTION Triotosiphon ( Schltr. ) H.R.Sweet 1978

Plant and Flower Photos by Lincolnshire Orchid Group Website

Side View of Flower Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hump-Backed Masdevallia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern coastal Venezuela at elevations around 1250 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls envelopd basally by 2 to 3 close, tubualr sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, sulcate, narrowly linear, narrowly obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract below the middle, arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Masdevallia pseudominuta H.R.Sweet 1978; Triotosiphon kyphonantha (H.R.Sweet) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as M minuta drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as M minuta drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M pseudominuta drawing ok; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as M pseudominuta photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Part 5 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Triotosiphon kyphonantha; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

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