Masdevallia monicana Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae [Rchb.f]Veitch 1889 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning Monica's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian first cultivator of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests as an epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a stout, erect, 3 3/4" to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

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