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Masdevallia strumosa P.Ortiz & E.Calderón 2002

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photos by © Patricia Harding

Full Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Swollen Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramcauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a slender, erect, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract and holding the flowers at mid leaf height.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Luer 2003 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;

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