Masdevallia nicaraguae Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Side View Of Flower Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Nicaraguan Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua at elevations of 25 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect to suberect, slender, 1.6 to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract and carries a single fragrant flower.

Synonyms Acinopetala nicaraguae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1039 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1552 Mora & Atwood 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 Vol 7 1996; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala nicaraguae;

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