Masdevallia pernix Königer 1982 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Agile Masdevallia [refers to the movable lip]

Flower Size

Found in Peru at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect to horizontal, [1.6 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide