Masdevallia vulcanica is an orchid species identified by F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. in 1921. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Diodonopsis anachaeta.
ORIGIN: Found in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 3400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte in damp forests on wetern 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.
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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