Masdevallia tubata Schltr. 1929 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Front View of Flower

Photos by Stig Dalstrom

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Truncate Masdevallia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute , narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a slender, erect, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract above the base, arising from low on the ramicaul and holding the flower just below leaf height.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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