Masdevallia wageneriana Linden ex Lindl. 1852-3 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers with M pteroglossa on the right

Masdevallia wagneriana and Masdevallia pteroglossa on right Photo by © Milan Vágner


Common Name Wagener's Masdevallia [German Plant Collector In Venezuela mid-1800's]

Flower Size about 2 1/2" [6 cm]

This miniature sized, tufted, epiphytic species with suberect leaves, is endemic to Venezuela and grows cool to warm, with slender erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, petiolate, suberect, coriaceous, minutely tridentate apically, glossy dark green leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole that blooms in the spring, summer and fall with a suberect to spreading, slender, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract that is held amid the leaves and is found at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 drawing good; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977-8 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Thesarus Masdevalliarum Vol 1 Luer & Treschslin 1983 watercolor fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 1 Luer 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 # 11 1987 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;