A new species of Masdevallia (Orchidaceae Pleurothallidinae) from Perú

Masdevallia vilcabambensis, a new species from the department of Cuzco in Peru, is described and illustrated. It is similar to M. minuta, but it has much smaller plants and flowers, the flowers are yellowish and blotched with purple, and the sepals abruptly reflexed at the middle. Also, M. vilcabamb...

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Main Author: Valenzuela Gamarra, Luis
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2008
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/7948
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21032
Summary: Masdevallia vilcabambensis, a new species from the department of Cuzco in Peru, is described and illustrated. It is similar to M. minuta, but it has much smaller plants and flowers, the flowers are yellowish and blotched with purple, and the sepals abruptly reflexed at the middle. Also, M. vilcabambensis is exclusively know from around 2500 meters elevation, whilst M. minuta is restricted to warm regions below 350 meters of altitude.