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Masdevallia pleurothalloides Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Fissae Luer 2002 Photo by Diego Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Pleurothallis-Like Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and with a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Fissia pleurothalloides (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Fissia pleurothalloides; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide

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