Masdevallia macrogenia (Arango) Luer & R.Escobar 1978 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Dentatae [Luer] Luer 2000


photo by Rodrigo Escobar/ Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Large Chin Masdevallia [refers to the prominent mentum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in rainforests and foothills at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a slender, suberect to horizontal, 5" [12.5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base

Synonyms *Masdevallia collina var. macrogenia Arango 1976; Masdevallia estradae var. ludibunda (Rchb.f.) Woolward 1892; Petalodon macrogenius (Arango) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideologia Vol13 #1 1978 drawing/photo/collection sheeet fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo good; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2002 drawing spots? hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Petalodon macrogenius ; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;