Masdevallia hortilankesteriani Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2014 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

TYPE Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and Lankesteriana 13: 251 2014

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Lankester Botanical Garden Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru on steep grassy and rocky slopes on mossy trunks and branches at elevations of 2600 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, basally conduplicate, cuneate, elliptic to ovate, obtuse to acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terete, peduncle 6" [15 cm] long, provided with a tubular bract below the middle, single flowered inflorescence with an adpressed tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying campanulate, showy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 13: 251 Dalstrom & Ruiz Perez 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;