Masdevallia rhinophora Luer & R.Escobar 1995 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Another Angle Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name The Nose Carrying Masdevallia [refers to the apical callus of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded, narrowly cuneate below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, 2.4 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece arising from low on the ramicaul and with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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