Masdevallia condorensis Luer & Hirtz 1986 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shadeCoolWinter

Common Name The Cordillera Condor Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador and northeastern Peru at elevations around 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-oblong, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the slender, indistinct, blackish, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, .4 to .5" [1 to 1.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 23 Luer & Dalstroem 1998 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 Drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;