Masdevallia eurynogaster Luer & Andreetta 1988 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Side View of flowers Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Joyce Medcalf

Common Name The Wide Bellied Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate belwo in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect to suberect, .4 to .7" [1 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;