Masdevallia lineolata Königer 1982 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hawk Hill Nursery

Common Name The Lined Masdevallia [refers to the flower]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2850 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, long-petiolate, elliptical, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the slender petiole and blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the base arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Systematics of Masdevallia drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;