Masdevallia dimorphotricha Luer & Hirtz 1995 SUBGENUS Amanda Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers

Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Two Different Haired Masdevallia

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found only in Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, petiolate, elliptical, obtuse leaf that has the base cuneate into the petiole which blooms on an erect to suberect, 5 1/5" [13 cm] long, loosely few [3 to 4] flowered, racemose inflorescence arsing from low on the ramicaul with 1 to 2 bracts below and an inflated floral bract where it blooms in the winter and spring.

Synonyms Spilotantha dimorphotricha (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 24 Luer & Dalstroem 1999 watercolor/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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Spilotantha dimorphotrich; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Spilotantha dimorphotricha drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;