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Masdevallia pachysepala (Rchb.f.) Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae Rchb.f 1874

Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Thick Sepaled Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia and Tachira state of Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 3170 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a stout, erect to suberect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and with a loose, tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Byrsella pachysepala (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006; Masdevallia elephanticeps f. pachysepala (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; *Masdevallia elephanticeps var. pachysepala Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 as M mooreana drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M mooreana drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 22 Luer & Dalstroem 1997 watercolor/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 #12 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella pachysepala; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 ;Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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