Masdevallia anachaeta Rchb. f. 1878 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Pygmaeae Luer 1986 Photo by Jay Pfahl in situ Parque Tatama 8/17 2000 meters

Another flower in situ Ecuador

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Strong Hair Masdevallia [refers to the fringed ovary]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte in damp forests on western slopes and cloud forests with erect, abbreviated ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute leaf that gradually narrows into the petiole below and blooms in the summer and early fall on a slender, erect, 3/4" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a thin bract above the base and a cuculate floral bract all carrying a single nodding flower

Synonyms Diodonopsis anachaeta (Rchb. f.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Masdevallia nutans F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1921; Masdevallia vulcanica F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 083 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Diodonopsis anachaeta; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Diodonopsis anachaeta; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Diodonopsis anachaeta; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Didionopsis anachaeta drawing fide;

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