Masdevallia ephelota Luer & Cloes 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Side View

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Freckled Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru at elevations around 2000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature, cold growing epiphyte with erect, blackish, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the elongate, blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect to ascending, slender, 2" [5 cm] long, as long as the leaf, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;