Masdevallia pescadoensis Luer & R.Escobar 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896 Photo by Alejandro Calderon Gonzalez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Rio Pescado Masdevallia [named for the River near where it was discovered]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in low elevation rainforests at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowling below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect to suberect, 1.6" to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single [sometimes successively 2] flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acinopetala pescadoensis (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 2 1979 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala pescadoensis; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;