Masdevallia formosa Luer & Cloes 2000

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Common Name The Beautiful Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, dark, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2002 drawing fide;