Masdevallia wuelfinghoffiana Luer & J.Portilla 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Deep shade CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Wuelfinghoff's Masdevallia [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, blackish tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.

Checked type, drawing and photo W3Tropicos OK

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drwaing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok

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