Masdevallia geminiflora P.Ortiz 1981 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeWarmCoolWinterSpring

Common Name The 2 Flowered Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Colombia and western Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 650 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a erect, round in cross-section, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, simultaneously 2, occasionally single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and tubular, imbricating floral bracts

Synonyms Acinopetala geminiflora (P. Ortiz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #3 Ortiz 1981 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX 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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala geminiflora; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Acinopetala geminiflora drawwing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide