Masdevallia rana-aurea Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Page

Drawing Photo by Carl Luer and Missouri Botanical Garden Press Orchid Page

Full ShadeFall

Common Name The Golden Frog Masdevallia [Refers to the yellow flower]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northwestern Peru without collection data as a mini-miniature sized presumably epiphytic orchid with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, suberect, [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide;