Masdevallia sururuana Campacci 2005 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Full shade WarmFall

Common Name The Sururu Masdevallia [Name of the farm where the original species was discoverered]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Bahia State of Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coricaous, oblong to oblanceolate, light green, emarginate apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, triquetrous, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with campanulate, fleshy flowers.

Similar to M infractabut with larger flowers, a larger, subandurate, acute apically lip, larger acute petals, a winged, longer, dorsally rounded, incurved column with a cucullate apex. Campacci 2005


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Boletim CAOB Vol 59 Campacci 2005 drawing/photo fide