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Masdevallia splendida Rchb.f. 1878 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Coccineae Veitch 1889 Photos by Orchi and hisWikimedia Commons webPage

Full Shade ColdLATERFallWinter

Common Name The Splendid Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Peru at elevations around 4045 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing natural hybrid between M. barlaeana M. veitchiana with stout, erect ramcauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and early winter on a relatively slender, erect, 6 to 5.8" [15 to 17 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and holding the flower well above the leaf.

Synonyms Masdevallia parlatoreana Rchb.f. 1879; Masdevallia splendida var. parlatoreana (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide;

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