Masdevallia hoeijeri Luer & Hirtz 1986 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Pygmaeae Luer 1986

Photo by Milan Vagner

Side View

Photo by Ron Parsons

Plant and Flowers

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Cold Spring Summer

Common Name Hoeijer's Masdevallia [Swedish Botanist in Ecuador and codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in west central Colombia and southeastern Ecuador on tiny branches of short trees in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, weak, suberect, .4 to .6 " [1 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a thin, infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Diodonopsis hoeijeri (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pteroon hoeijeri (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Diodonopsis hoeijeri; 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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Diodonopsis hoeijeri; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Pteroon hoeijeri photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;