Masdevallia eucharis Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower in situ Ecuador

Photo by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Lovely Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 2.8 cm] single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo not = ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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