Masdevallia phasmatodes Königer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Ghost-Like Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, 2.4 to 2.6" [6 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramiucaul and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 24 Luer & Dalstroem 1999 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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