Masdevallia assurgens Luer & R.Escobar 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevalliadepartments of

TYPE Drawing TYPE photo Gilberto Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cold Spring and Fall

Common Name The Ascending Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Tolima and Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 3300 to 3600 meters as an ascending, small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ascending, erect to suberect, prolific, stout ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2, tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, slender to 4.8 to 9.6" [12 to 24 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orqideologia Vol 13 #2 1979 Drawing/photo/collection sheet fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007