Masdevallia manoloi Luer & M. Arias 1998 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Another flower Photos by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Common Name or Meaning Manolo's Masdevallia [Manolo Arias Peruvian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 2" wide 4.8" long [5 cm wide - 12 cm long]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, long-petiolate, elliptical, obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the blackish petiole and blooms on a slender, erect to suberect, 4 3/4" [12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul and having a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract that blooms in the fall and winter


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgenera Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolor fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide