Masdevallia rubiginosa Königer 1980 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Color Photos by © Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Another flower shape and Color?

Flower Detail ? Photos courtesy of © Milan Vágner.

Common Name The Ruby Red Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, dark green, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the blackish petiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter on a slender, more or less horizontal, 3/4 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a basal bract and a floral bract

Luer describes and draws both types of flowers shown above for this species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide to the first photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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