Masdevallia misasii Braas 1982 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae Rchb.f 1874

Photo by Klaus Eisses

Flower detail

Photos by Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing of M reflexa

TYPE Drawing of M reflexa by Guillermo Misas

Common Name Misa's Masdevallia [Colombian First describer of species Current]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.3 cm]

Found only in Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests high in tall trees at elevations of 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, dark green, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to subacute leaf with the base cuneate into the channeled petiole, and blooms in the spring on a suberect, stout, 1 1/4" to 3 3/4" [3 to 9.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Byrsella misasii (Braas) Luer 2006; Masdevallia reflexa Misas 1977 non Schlechter 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8 photo/drawing as M reflexa; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 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 Byrsella misasii; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;