Masdevallia chaparensis T. Hashim 1978 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Common Name The Chapare Masdevallia [Province in Bolivia]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forest on mossy branches at elevations of 2400 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic blade, longly petiolate, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the channeled petiole and blooms in the spring till summer on a slender, erect to suberect, 2 3/4" to 4 3/4" [7 to 12 cm] long inflorescence that has a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract and has single, showy flower that is held above the leaves.

Synonyms Masdevallia hajekii Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 542 Dodson 1982 as Masdevallia hajekii fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;