Masdevallia roessigeriana A.Doucette, J.Portilla & G.Merino 2015 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Comparison photo of similar orchid flowers

Comparison photo of floral parts

Photos by Alfonso Doucette

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name Roessiger's Masdevallia [American Orchid Enthusiast early 2000's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with semi-terete, sulcate adaxially, keeled abaxially ramicauls enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect to horizontal, peduncle triquetrous, 5.6" [14 cm] long, enveloped by 2 close, tubular bracts, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence. M theleura but differs in the smaller flowers, the petals with a retrorse tooth and the proportionally broader lip." Doucette 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #8 2015 photo fide;