Masdevallia gutierrezii Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Charles Marden Fitch

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Gutierrez' Masdevallia [Bolivian Co-Discoverer of Species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia in forests at the edge of foothills at elevations of 270 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, 1.6" to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long, narrowly obovate, obtuse leaf that is gradually narrowed below into the subpetiolate base and has a slender, erect, single flowered, 2.4" to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract holding the flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms Acinopetala gutierrezii (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala gutierrezii; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;