Masdevallia cordeliana Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

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

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Cordelia's Masdevallia [American Nurserywoman current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in San Martin department of Peru at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the base arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide;