Masdevallia calosiphon Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Flower Close up

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shadeColdSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Tube Masdevallia [refers to the sepaline tube of this speceies]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base, erect, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract

Similar to M fuchsii and often cited as a synonym in error. M fuchsii differs in the less hairy, wider flared, shorter and wider sepaline tube.


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 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;