Masdevallia fenestrellata Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae SUBSECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986

Side View of Flower showing the "Window"

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Windowed Masdevallia [refers to the window-like patch of translucent tissue near the base on each side of the sepaline tube]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, basally conduplicate and cuneate into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, peduncle [3.2" [8 cm] long, provided with 2 bracts below the middle, rachis .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, 2 to few flowered inflorescence with adpressed, tubular, as long as to slightly longer than the pedicel floral bracts

"Masdevallia fenestrellata is morphologically similar and appears closely related to the much larger Masdevallia fenestralis but differs in an overall smaller size and a white, internally glabrous flower. It also appears closely related to Masdevallia carmenensis, but differs in a larger vegetative size and having a white flower, versus white with purple stripes for the latter species." Dalstrom 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 62. Dalstrom 2015 drawing/photo fide