Masdevallia burianii Luer & Dalström 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part shade Cool TOCold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name Burian's Masdevallia [Co-collector of species American current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 1500 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, black, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 basal loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the very elongate, slender, black petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul with a sheath above the basesingle flowered, 3.6" [9cm] long inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"The leaves are long petiolate and the flowers are smaller than that M yungasensis. The pubescence within the flowers varies in length and color, from purple to white. The angle between the lateral sepals is subsacute to obtuse, while in M yungasensis, it is small and descending. The lip is oblong and distinctly tricallous. Also similar to M tinekeae but the mentum with the column-foot of it is larger and the process of the petal is slender and antrorse." Luer 2000


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part Three Luer 2001 drawing ok; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;