Masdevallia gastrodes Luer & Sijm 2006 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Pot Bellied Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivar Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicuals enveloped by 1 to 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on a slender, erect, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorecence with a bract below the middle, arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide