Masdevallia schroederiana Sander 1890 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

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Common Name Schroeder's Masdevallia [English baron and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 to 4 cm]

A mini-miniature sized, densly tufted, cool to cold growing Costa Rican species found at 1400 to 2200 meters that has stout erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, petiolate, mintuely tridentate apically leaf that gradually narrows into the petiole blooming on an erect, to 8 1/5" [to 21 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract carrying the flowers at leaf height and occuring in the winter and summer.

A cool to cold loving species that can be given constant moisture, moderate shade, and good air circulation.

Synonyms Reichantha schroederiana (H.J.Veitch) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 4 1962 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha schroederiana; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo

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