Masdevallia eurynogaster Luer & Andreetta 1988 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Side View of flowers

Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Joyce Medcalf

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Wide Bellied Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate belwo in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect to suberect, .4 to .7" [1 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;