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Orchid Species: Masdevallia tovarensis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Masdevallia tovarensis is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1850.
Genus
Masdevallia (Masd.)
Grex
tovarensis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1850
ORIGIN: A cool to cold growing, miniature sized epiphytic species endemic to Venezuela that is found at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A cool to cold growing, miniature sized epiphytic species endemic to Venezuela that is found at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters, with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, glossy green, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate into the stout, basal petiole from which it blooms in the fall and early winter with 2 to 4 flowers that open simultaneously on each, stout, erect, congested, to 3 1/4 to 7 1/4 [8 to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and white, tubular, imbricating floral bracts holding the waxy, long-lived flowers well above the leaves. These inflorescence, after blooming, should be left alone as they will rebloom later or the following year. Even well watered conditions year round suit this miniature orchid fine as long as it has a well draining compost.

FLOWER SIZE: About 3 inches [7 to 8 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Masdevallia Masd candida 1854 Klotzsch & H.Karst. ex Rchb.f.
Add+ Alaticaulia Aat tovarensis 2006 (Rchb.f.) Luer
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