Masdevallia campyloglossa Rchb. f. 1878 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae Rchb.f 1874

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Common Name The Bent Lip Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute leaf that gradually narrows below into the indistinctly petiolate base and blooms in the fall and spring on a slender, suberect, ascending or pendant, purple spotted, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Byrsella campyloglossa (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006; Masdevallia campyloglossa subsp. ortegesiana (Rolfe) Luer 1988; Masdevallia dermatantha Kraenzl. 1921; Masdevallia fertilis Kraenzl. 1925; Masdevallia heterotepala Rchb. f. 1886; Masdevallia ortgiesiana Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl. 1925; Masdevallia sarcophylla Kraenzl. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native COlombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella campyloglossa ; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Byrsella campyloglossa drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok??; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;