Masdevallia verecunda Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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

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