Masdevallia urceolaris Kraenzl. 1922 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

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Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cool Cold Spring AND Fall

Common Name The Pitcher-Shaped Masdevallia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests on tree trunks in thick moss at elevations near 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with short, stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a horizontal, sinuous, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract and holds the flower close to or in the substrate so the flower is repent.

Synonyms Masdevallia kalbreyeri Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thesarus Masdevalliarum Vol 1 Luer & Treschslin 1983 watercolor fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drwaing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;