Masdevallia picta Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

SIde View of Flower Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flower Shots Orchid Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning The Painted Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador and northern Peru in cold cloud forestsat elevations around 2700 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect, ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on often 2 to 4, erect, slender, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from high on the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok