~Masdevallia orchipopayensium P. Ortíz 2004 - See Masdevallia virgo-cuencae Luer & Andreetta 1978

Front View Photos by © Ortiz, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Asociacion Payanesa de Orchideologia Masdevallia [refers to the group that originally cultivated the orchid]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Huila Colombia at elevations around 850 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, triquetrous, erect, 6.4" [ 16 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and imbricate tubular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideología 23(2): 73. 2004