Masdevallia hartman-filii Luer, Hirtz & V.N.M.Rao 2005 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Son Of Hartman Masdevallia [Hartman Mendoza Jr Ecuadorian and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [ 2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without specific locality as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract in the lower quarter, slender, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by a small, white flower that is delicately suffused with pale rose, especially towards the bases of the sepals. The petals are white and oblong witha retrorse basal tooth. The lip is rose, thin and elliptical without other remarkable features." Luer 2005

CAUTION The colors do not match those in Luer's description otherwise it is correct, so use with caution

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;