Masdevallia hartman-filii Luer, Hirtz & V.N.M.Rao 2005 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Son Of Hartman Masdevallia [Hartman Mendoza Jr Ecuadorian and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [ 2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without specific locality as a mini-miniature sized, epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract in the lower quarter an inflated and a tubular floral bract

CAUTION The colors do not match those in Luer's description otherwise it is correct, so use with caution

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide;