Masdevallia lophina Luer & Sijm 2010 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

TYPE Photo by Tom Sijm

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Fall

Common Name The Cock's Comb Masdevallia [refers to the callus at the tip of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicuals enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, suberect, 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorecence with a bract below the middle and arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide;