Masdevallia dickinsoniana Luer & Sijm 2012 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Photos by Tom Sijm

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Dickinson's Masdevallia [German wife Ruth of Gerhard Vierling, collector of the type species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above and 1 to 2 more at the base carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, erect, peduncle 7.2" [18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying orange flowers,

"This medium-sized species, apparently from Peru, is distinguished by a long, slender peduncle that more or less exceeds the elliptical, petiolate leaves. The peduncle bears a single more or less erect bud that bends backward to become a nonresupinate, orange flower. The sepals are deeply connate into an arcuate tube. The narrow tail of the dorsal sepal barely exceeds the lateral sepals that end with short pointed tips. The petals are oblong with a short, pointed process at the base. The lip is oblong and simple, with an unusually long, slender hinge from the base." Luer 2012


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;