Masdevallia collina L.O. Williams 1942 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Dentatae Luer 2000 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name The Hill Masdevallia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This mini-miniature sized epiphytic species is found in Panama at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters and is a hot to warm growing orchid that has an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base and blooms on a slender, erect, 2 2/5 to 4 2/5" [6 to 11 cm] long, 3 to 5 successively single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle, another just above the base and an oblique floral bract that is multiflowered but only has one at a time open and has the flowers held above the leaves.

Synonyms Petalodon collinus (L.O.Williams) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Thesarus Masdevalliarum Vol 1 Luer & Treschslin 1983 watercolor fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Petalodon collinus (L.O.Williams) Luer 2006