Masdevallia calcarata Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2005

SUBGENUS Amanda SECTION Amandae Rchb.f 1874 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade LATERSummer

Common Name The Spurred Masdevallia [refers to the deeply conical mentum of the flower]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru without locality data as a mini-miniature sized, epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, contracted below into the elongate petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the later summer on a slender below becoming stout above, erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long peduncle, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract on the lower quarter with a tubular floral bract, holding the single flower well above that leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;