Masdevallia carrilloana Ortiz 2009 SUBGEN Teagueia Luer 1986

Lip Detail

Side View of Flower

Photos by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz


Common Name Carrillo's Masdevallia [Colombian Orchid Grower extrordinaire current]

Flower Size 1" wide x 2.4" [2.5 cm wide]

Found in the department of Narino in southern Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular, scarious, rough sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, subobtuse, indented apically, tapering below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with a funnel-shaped floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo/drawing fide;