Masdevallia naevia Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2005 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Another View Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep Shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Birthmark Masdevallia [refers to the dark spot at the base of the dorsal sepals tail]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 basal sheaths and another above and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect, 4.4" [11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract in the lower quarter and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok