Masdevallia popowiana Königer & J.G.Weinm.1996 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photos by © Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

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Photos courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Popow's Masdevallia [German Orchid Enthusiast and CoDiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Peru near Amazonas without collection information, as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 3 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;