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

Another Angle Photo by 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; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; 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