Masdevallia notosibirica Maek & T. Hashim. 1973 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

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Front View Of Flower

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Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Siberian Masdevallia [Siberia - a community in Bolivia where the species is found]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations of 2150 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, epiphytic species is with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the slender petiole that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect, 1 3/4 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract that is held at or above leaf height.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; 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 Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #8 2011 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;