Masdevallia marizae Luer & Rolando 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flowershots Website


Common Name Mariza's Masdevallia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast and wife of Isaias Rolondo current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Peru at elevations around 2400 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, erect, 4.2" [11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near 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 Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing