Masdevallia clandestina Luer & R.Escobar 1982

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION MasdevalliaDrawing by Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade ColdLATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Ascending Masdevallia

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia and Tachira Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations of 2600 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the narrowly cuneate, elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, slender to 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular bract below the middle and a thin, tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007