Masdevallia ustulata Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Singed or Scorched Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 3100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous,elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is cuneate into the long petiole below and blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 2 3/4" to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 21 Luer & Dalstroem 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drwaing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok