Masdevallia notosibirica Maek & T. Hashim. 1973 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Front View Of Flower Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Common Name The Siberian Masdevallia [Siberia - a community in Bolivia where the species is found]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This miniature sized, cloud forest, cold growing, epiphytic species is found in Bolivia at elevations of 2150 to 2800 meters with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the slender petiole that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect, 1 3/4 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract that is held at or above leaf height.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drwaing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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