Masdevallia eumeliae Luer 1993 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889 Photo by Micheline GUILMIN

Lip Detail

Sepals Detail Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name Eumelia's Masdevallia [Sra. Arias, wife of Peruvian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2600 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 4 1/4" to 6.2" [11 to 16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from above the base of the ramicaul, with a thin bract on the lower third and a tubular floral bract

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 085 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 23 Luer & Dalstroem 1998 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevellia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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