Masdevallia magaliana Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2006 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Magali's Masdevallia [Portilla Family member Ecuador Current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base, erect, 4.2" [11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to M medinae but differs in the larger habit, larger yellow flower minutely dotted with purple within and with longer tails. The dorsal sepal is not as deeply concave as in M medinae and the apices of the lateral sepals are obiquely short-acuminate instead of rounded." Luer 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;