Masdevallia karineae Nauray ex Luer 2000

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo by Ron Parsons Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Another Angle Photo by Lincolnshire Orchid Group Website

Common Name Karine's Masdevallia [Daughter of Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the department of Cuzco Peru in cold wet cloud forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into theelongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, single flowered infloresccence 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; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 682 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide