Masdevallia dudleyi Luer 1991 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 Cold Winter

Common Name Dudley's Masdevallia [American Orchid Collector of species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ayacucho department of Peru at elevations of 2900 to 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and an oblique floral bract.


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