Masdevallia cyclotega Königer 1981 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

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Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Circular Roof Masdevallia [refers to the rounded dorsal sepal

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in high cloud forests at elevations of 3000 to 3500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing orchid with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into a slender petiole and blooms on a slender, erect, 4 3/4" to 5 3/5" [12 to 14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a thin tubular floral bract holding the fragrant floral scented flower at leaf height.

Synonyms Masdevallia mijahuanngae D.E.Benn. 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as M mijahuanngae; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;