Masdevallia x mystica Luer 1989 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Richard Korber

Deep ShadeCool ColdFall

Common Name The Mystic Masdevallia [refers to it's mysterious origin]

Flower Size 3/4" [2.1 cm]

Found in Colombia as a naturally occuring hybrid between M filaria and another unknown parent, as a miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, acute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the petiole that blooms in the late fall on a slender, erect, 2 3/5" [6.5 cm] long inflorescence with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract carrying a single flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 24 Luer & Dalstroem 1999 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing ok

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