Masdevallia zamorensis Luer & J.Portilla 2001 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeWarm LATE Winter EARLYFall

Common Name The Zamora Masdevallia [Ecuadorian town in Southern Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early fall on a slender, erect, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Part 4 Masdevallia Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide

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