Masdevallia trautmanniana Luer & J.Portilla 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Side View of Flower

Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Trautmann's Masdevallia [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, black tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base, slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with as long to longer than the pedicel a tubular floral bract.

"Characterized by the short peduncle and pastel colored flower with relatively short, forwardly directed tails. The basal tooth of the petals is acute and elongated beyond the base. Most distinctive is the narrowly oblong lip with a pair of calli along nearly the entire length." Luer 1999

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Pleurothallis, subsect. Longiracemosae, subsect. Macrophyllae-Racemosae, subsect. Perplexae, subgen. Pseudostelis, subgen. Acuminatia. Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthes, Masdevallia and Pleurothallis. Miscellaneous new species of Dryadella, Lepanthes and Pleurothallis Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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