Masdevallia collantesii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Aphanes Luer 1986

Photo by Oakes Ames


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

Part Shade Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Collantes's Masdevallia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cajamarca department of Peru at elevations around 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, suberect, .8" [2 cm] long, successively? single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Luzama collantesii (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Luer 2006

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