Masdevallia polychroma Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep ShadeSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Many Colored Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide;

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