Masdevallia ecallosa Luer & Sijm 2012 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Without a Callus Masdevallia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Peru without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a slender, erect, peduncle 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with pale rose sepals and petals suffused with darker rose externally, dark rose within and a purple lip.

"This small Peruvian species is superficially similar to the variable Masdevallia figueroae Luer, but it differs from the various shapes and sizes of the latter with a very short ramicaul; smaller flowers with shorter tails, those of the lateral sepals being much shorter than the blades; petals with a well-developed longitudinal callus terminating in a retrorse basal process; and a simple lip without a callus." 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