Masdevallia karineae Nauray ex Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Ron Parsons

Another Angle

Photo by Lincolnshire Orchid Group Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Karine's Masdevallia [Daughter of Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cuzco department of Peru in cold wet cloud forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into theelongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, single flowered infloresccence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"The intensely colored flower is borne on a peduncle about as long as the long petiole of the leaf. The sepals are rosy white and connate about midway into a broad sepaline tube with a broadly rounded mentum. A large orange area is present below the middle externally. Within the sepals are pubescent and intensely and irregularily spotted with purple below the middle. Above the middle and near the margins, four kinds of purple hairs are present. Some are protruding, glandular cells, some are erect, slender hairs, sometimes the hairs are arranged in rosettes and sometimes the hairs are markedly clubbed. An uncinate callus is present at the base of the petals. The lip is simply oblong with an acutely recurved apex." Luer 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 682 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;