Masdevallia wendlandiana Rchb. f. 1887 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Minutae Rchb.f ex Woodw. 1896 Photo courtesy of Orquivalle and their Colombian Orchid Website

Another Flower, maybe more correct? Photo by J&L Orchids and their Website

Plant and Flower? not

Flower Closeup? not Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Wendland's Masdevallia [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte high in the canopy of wet tropical and montane forests at elevations of 130 to 850 meters with a minute ramicaul obscured by several tubular, gray green bracts with an apical, oblanceolate, minutely bilobed leaf that blooms on an erect, 3" [7cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul that is held just above the leaves and occurs in the spring. Distinguished by the long tube, formed by the connate, triangular sepals and the obscurely 3-lobed, papilllose labellum.

The first photo is correct all the others are most likely not M wendlandiana.

Synonyms Acinopetala wendlandiana (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006; Masdevallia rodrigueziana Mansf. 1928; Masdevallia ulei Schltr. 1914; Masdevallia yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 091 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing ok 1st photo only; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala wendlandiana; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Acinopetala wendlandiana drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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