Masdevallia dreisei Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

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

Deep shade Winter

Common Name Dreise's Masdevallia [Canadian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador without locality data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, suberect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract and carrying an all yellow flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Madevallia Part 3 Luer 2002 drawing fide;