Masdevallia inflata is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1881. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Masdevallia corniculata.
ORIGIN: Found in the eastern slopes of the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests often on roadbanks at elevations of 1600 to 3000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to just small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the channeled petiole and blooms in the late spring summer and fall on an erect, to 4 [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a large, pale green, keeled floral bract and carrying a single scented flower.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/5 inches [8 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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