Masdevallia scandens Rolfe 1907 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Climbing Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations of 3000 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an elongated, climbing rhizome with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, eret, coriaceous, long petiolate, narrowly obovate, subacute leaf that blooms on a slender, erect to suberect, 4 to 4.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Masdevallia buchtienii Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part Three Luer 2001 Drawing fide