Masdevallia arangoi Luer & R. Escobar 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part ShadeCoolfall

Common Name Arango's Masdevallia [Colombia Orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size 1 " [2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia on the western Cordillera of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the channeled petiole and blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 2.4 to 3.4" [6 to 8.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract, holding the single flower at leaf height.

Synonyms Acinopetala arangoi (Luer & R. Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 2 1979 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Madevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala arangoi; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;