Masdevallia collantesii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name Collantes's Masdevallia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]
Flower Size .4" [1 cm]
Found in Cajamarca Peru at elevations around 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, suberect, .8" [2 cm] long, successively? single flowered inflorescence.
Synonyms Luzama collantesii (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Luer 2006
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama collantesii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide;