Masdevallia antonii Königer 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle ©

Another Angle

Plant and Flowers

Common Name Anton's Masevallia [Anton Sijm DutchCo-Discover of species current]

Flower Size 2" wide [5 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, gradually narrows into the elongate petiole, subacute to obtuse leaf that blooms on a slender, erect, 3 3/4" to 7 1/4" [12 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arisies from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the middle and a tubular floral bract and holding the large flower above the leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide