Masdevallia mandarina (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Side View of Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeCoolColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Red-Orange Masdevallia [refers to Flower Color]

Flower Size2" [5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia, Ecuador and Peru around 1600 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the elongate, blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a an erect to suberect, slender, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Masdevallia xanthina subsp. mandarina Luer & R.Escobar, Lindleyana 3: 64 (1988

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 as M xanthina subsp mandarina photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide

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