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Masdevallia nitens Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Another Angle

Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Shining Masdevallia [refers to the bright flowers]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, erect, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul with a bract near the base.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing fide

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