Masdevallia andreae P.Ortiz 2009 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz

Common Name Andrea's Masdevallia [Andrea Niessen Colombian Orchidist and nurserywoman current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in valle de Cauca, Colombia in moist forests at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, filiform, glabrous ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, clear dark green, oblong-elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, horizontal, 3" [ 7.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with 4 infundibuliform bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 26 #1 pg 11 (- 12, 20-21; figs). 2009 [May 2009] drawing/photo fide;