Masdevallia stigii Luer & L.Jost 2003 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Lou Jost


TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom and The Missouri Botanical Garden Press Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning Stig's Masdevallia [Swedish Orchid Illustrator current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador without locality at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical to broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded,cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a slender, more or less horizontal to suberect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract at the base, arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract and holding the flower at leaf height.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;