Masdevallia bourdetteana Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae Rchb.f 1874

Photo by Marguerite Webb

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCoolFall

Common Name Bourdett's Masdevallia [American Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador? without collection data as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the stout, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect to suberect, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a tubular floral bract, holding the single flower at mid-leaf height.

Synonyms Byrsella bourdetteana (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella bourdetteana Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;