Masdevallia berthae Luer & Andreetta 1989 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Aphanes Luer 2000

Plant and Flower Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeWarmCoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning Bertha's Masdevallia [Mrs Portilla, Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous narrowly elliptical, obtuse to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, 2" [5 cm] long, erect then pendant, successively single, to 5 flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the middle and another at the base and has tubular floral bracts.

Checked Type Drawing W3Tropicos OK

Synonyms Luzama berthae (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurtothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama berthae; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Luzama berthae drawing fide;

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