Masdevallia ivanii Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2006

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle

Photo by Ellis Eyre

Deep shadeCoolSpring

Common Name Ivan's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Ivan Acaro current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago in the Cordillera del Condor Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters meters as a miniminiature sized, cool growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitpical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;