Masdevallia tricolor Rchb.f. 1850

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Another Angle Photo by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Common Name The Three Colored Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte

Most references give this name as a synonym of M caudata.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 4 Luer as M caudata Rchb.f 1849; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

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