Masdevallia sumapazensis P.Ortiz 1981 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae [Rchb.f]Veitch 1889 Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Sumapaz Masdevallia [Mountain Near Bogota' Colombia]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia in subparamo to paramo forests at elevations around 3200 to 3300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 2" to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Byrsella sumapazensis (P.Ortiz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella sumapazensis;

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