Masdevallia manningii Königer 2001

SUBGENUS Polyantha

Photo by © Manolo Arias


Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Fragrant Deep shade Warm Cool

Common Name Manning's Masdevallia [English Orchid Enthusaist and Pleurothallidinae specialist current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with furrowed, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single,apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on an erect, stout, triquetrous, straight, 3.6" [9 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with plicate-tubular, truncate apically floral bracts and carries slightly fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 11: 282. Koniger 2001 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;