Masdevallia albella Luer & Teague 1991

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Photo by Isaias Rolando

Another Orchid Photo courtesy of Agroriente and their Peruvian Orchid Website.


Common Name The Little White Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador to northeastern Peru at elevations of 900 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epipjhyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a singel, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a suberect, slender, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #3 1996 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 Drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide