Masdevallia repanda Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Side View of Dissected Flower

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full ShadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Bent-Backward Masdevallia [refers to the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with a bract above the base and has a tubular floral bract.

Related to Masdevallia os-viperae , Masdevallia rana-aurea and Masdevallia trautmanniana

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Pert 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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