Masdevallia macropus F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Campbell

Full Shade ColdSummer

Common Name The Long Ramicaul Masdevallia

Flower Size 2 x 6" [5 cm x 15cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in cold wet cloud forests in scrubby mossy trees and in the loose humus beneath them at elevations of 2600 to 3000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate into the channeled, long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, simultaneous, erect, [11 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the middle or higher of the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 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 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;