Masdevallia juan-albertoi Luer & M.Arias 2000

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Another Angle

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Another Flower

Side View of Flower Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning Juan Alberto's Masdevallia [Son of Manuel Arias, Ecuadorian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Peru around 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a an erect, to 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 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 XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide