Masdevallia idae Luer & M.Arias 2001 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Coccineae Veitch 1889 Photo by Ellis Eyre

Side View Of Flower

Full shadeColdFall

Common Name Ida's Masdevallia [Senora Fernandez, President Peruvian Orchid Society current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in south central Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a thin, tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide;