Masdevallia oscarii Luer & R.Escobar 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae [Rchb.f]Veitch 1889 Photo by Ellis Eyre

Common Name Oscar's Masdevallia [Oscar Robeldo Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in El Choco' Colombia on the western slopes of the western cordillera of the Andes in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacte to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a stout, erect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Byrsella oscarii (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 2 1979 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella oscarii; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;

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