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

Full ShadeCoolSpring

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

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe 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.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII 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;

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