Masdevallia mallii Luer 2000

SUBGENUS Polyantha Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Cool LATER Summer

Common Name Malli's Masdevallia [Malli Rao American Orchid Enthusaist]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicuals enveloped by fugaceous, tubualr sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, ellitpical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a stout congested, 6" [15 cm] long including the 4.8" [12 cm] long peduncle, successively single flowered inflorescence with a tubular bract at the base and arising from the base of the ramicaul with thin, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Luer 200 drawing fide;