Masdevallia invenusta is an orchid species identified by Luer in 1979. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Masdevallia bulbophyllopsis.
ORIGIN: A miniature epiphyte that is found on the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes at altitudes of 1600 to 2200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, cool to cold epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, apical, leaf that is conduplicate towards the base and blooms in the late spring on an erect, loose, subsecund 8 [20 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with the flowers opening in succesion from the bottom up.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/12 inches [3 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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