Masdevallia glandulosa Königer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Gland-Bearing Masdevallia

Flower Size 7/8" [2.3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet forests with a distinct dry season from 1200 to 1800 meters miniature sized, caespitose, cool growing epiphyte with short a ramicaul concealed by 2 to 3, scarious, tubular, basal sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, tapered to the conduplicate petiolate base, apex emarginate with a central apicule leaf and has a slender, erect, single flowered, 1 3/4" [4 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular, floral bract with the cinnamon-scented flower held at leaf height occuring in the summer and early fall. This species can be separated from others by it's bright, rose-pink flowers and the glandular pubescence in the throat of the floral tube.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 4 1983 drawing fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 293 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #3 2011 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;