Masdevallia patula Luer & Malo 1978 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae SUBSECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Inflorescence

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Extended Masdevallia [refers to the extended synsepal]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forest at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carryinmg a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the slender petiole and blooming in the spring on a slender, horizontal, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively few-flowered raceme arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract holding the single flower below the leaf.

Synonyms Luzama patula (Luer & Malo) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 as M merinoi photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama patula; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Luzama patula Drawing close to fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 photo fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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