Masdevallia schroederiana Sander 1890 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896

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Common Name Schroeder's Masdevallia [English baron and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica growing at 1400 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, densly tufted, cool to cold growing epiphyte that has stout erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, petiolate, mintuely tridentate apically leaf that gradually narrows into the petiole blooming on an erect, to 8 1/5" [to 21 cm] long, solitary flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract carrying the flowers at leaf height and occuring in the winter and summer.

A cool to cold loving species that can be given constant moisture, moderate shade, and good air circulation.

Synonyms Reichantha schroederiana (H.J.Veitch) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 4 1962 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #4 1999 photo/drawing 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; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha schroederiana; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide