Masdevallia tonduzii Woolward 1906 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

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Common Name Tonduz' Masdevallia [Central American Orchid Collector]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a cylindric 2/5 to 1/2" [1 to 1.3 cm] long stem enveloped by 2 to 3 close, tubular bracts carrying a single, erect, fleshy, spatulate, coriaceous, leaf with a petiole at the base that blooms in the fall and winter on an suberect to horizontal, [7 to 9 cm] long, few flowered [2 to 3], racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and tubular floral bracts that holds the successively single flower just above the leaf.

Synonyms Reichantha tonduzii (Woolward) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1558 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha tonduzii; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; Lankesteriana 12[3] 2014 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide