Masdevallia ivanii Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2006 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle

Photo by Ellis Eyre

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shadeCoolSpring

Common Name Ivan's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Ivan Acaro current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador in the Cordillera del Condor at elevations around 1500 meters meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitpical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to M triangularis but the petals and lip are distinctive. M ivanii has narrowly acute petals apically and below the middle a thick obtuse process descends. The lip is held erect on an elongate column foot. The disc is thickly rounded at the base developing into a pair of parallel calli all the way to the recurved apex." Luer 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;