Masdevallia tubulosa Lindl. 1846 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers Photo by Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia

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Common Name The Small Tubed Masdevallia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia as well as Venezuela in cloud forests at 1100 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, tufted, warm to cold growing, epiphytic species with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, single, apical, oblanceolate, petiolate, coriaceous, obtuse leaf gradually narrowing below into a petiole and blooms in the fall on a solitary flower per erect to arcuate, slender, 3 1/5" [8 cm] long, inflorescence arisng from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract that is held just above or amid the leaf tips.

Synonyms Masdevallia casta Kraenzl. 1922; Masdevallia stenantha F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. ex Krendl 1898; Masdevallia syringodes Luer & Andreetta 1979; Masdevallia tubulosa subsp. syringodes (Luer & Andreetta) Lindl. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drwaing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No1 1983; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 as Masdevallia syringodes; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 303 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as M syringodes drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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