Masdevallia vieirana Luer & R. Escobar 1989 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluziae SUBSECTION Zahlbrucknerzae Luer 2000

Photo by Pat Vuurman

Another Angle

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Vieira's Masdevallia [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations of 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole and blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, suberect to descending, 1 2/5" to 2 2/5" [4 to 6 cm] long, inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract carrying a single flower sequentially followed by a second and held at mid-leaf.

Synonyms Zahleria vieirana (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Zahleria vieirana; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;