Masdevallia X wubbenii Luer 1987 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Side View of Flower Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Common Name Wubben's Masdevallia [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

A cold growing species found in northern Venezuela as a miniature sized epiphyte in forests at elevations of 2200 meters with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheats carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that gradually narrow into the petiole and blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 2 2/5" to 4" long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and a floral bract carrying the flower above the leaf.

This species is a natuarally occuring hybrid between M. triangularis and M. wageneriana.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 11 1987 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide