Masdevallia patriciana Luer 1978

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Another flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Color Flower

Flower closeup Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

Common Name Patricia's Masdevallia [Discoverer of Species Wife current]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at 2300 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into a blackish, slender petiole and blooms in the fall on a short, erect, slender, solitary flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract with the multicolored, single flower below the leaf heigth.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesarus Masdevalliarum Vol 1 Luer & Treschslin 1983 watercolor fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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