Masdevallia tokachiorum Luer 1991 > SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

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Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part ShadeWarmSpring and fall

Common Name Tokach's Masdevallia [American Cultivator of species]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, marrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms spring and fall on an erect to suberect, slenser, [6 to 9 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul with a thin bract above the base and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acinopetala tokachiorum (Luer) Luer 2006; Reichantha tokachiorum (Luer) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide;

A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolors fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala tokachiorum;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Reichantha tokachiorum;

Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;