Masdevallia trautmanniana Luer & J.Portilla 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Side View of Flower

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Deep Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Trautmann's Masdevallia [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, black tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, on an erect, slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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