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Orchid Species: Masdevallia triangularis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Masdevallia triangularis is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1846.
Genus
Masdevallia (Masd.)
Grex
triangularis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1846
ORIGIN: A mini-miniature sized, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian or Venezuelan, warm to cold growing, tufted epiphytic species found in mist forests at elevations of 750 to 2300 meters that likes an airy, humid, well watered environment.

DESCRIPTION: A mini-miniature sized, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian or Venezuelan, warm to cold growing, tufted epiphytic species found in mist forests at elevations of 750 to 2300 meters that likes an airy, humid, well watered environment, with which it will bloom in the summer and fall with a single non-fragrant flower held well above the leaves on an erect, slender, erect, to 6 [15 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a brown spotted bract near the base and a tubular floral bract. The medium to small sized plant has a slender, erect, blackish ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, 6 [15 cm] stalked leaves that are obovate, erect or suberect, coriaceous, and their margins tend to furl toward the base.

FLOWER SIZE: To almost 5 inches [to almost 17.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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