Masdevallia verecunda Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Spring AND Fall

Common Name The Insignificant Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela on or near the coast as a miniature sized epiphyte without collection data with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect to almost horizontal, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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