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Masdevallia ostaurina Luer 2004 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Photo by Diego Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Mouth Of Bulls Masdevallia [refers to the location Boca del Toro]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama at elevations around 1900 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a slender, erect, purple spotted, 3.6" [9 cm] long, successively single, 2+ flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Reichantha ostaurina (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha ostaurina

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