Masdevallia leonii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

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Plant and Flower

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

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Side View

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Deep shade Cool Fall

Common Name Leon's Masdevallia [Sr Leon Peruvian Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southeastern Peru at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arisinf from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 683 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Icones pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;