Masdevallia zapatae Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Dentatae Luer 2000

Side View of Flower Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Species Photo Website

Full Shade CoolFall

Common Name Zapata's Masdevallia [Colombian Discoverer of species Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a congested, slender, erect, [6 to 7 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Petalodon zapatae (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Petalodon zapatae; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;

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