Masdevallia nebulina Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Another Angle

Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Foggy Masdevallia [refers to the habit and color of flower]]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia on mossy trees in cloud forests at elevations of 2600 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on slender, erect, 1.6 to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract and carrying a glabrous flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planteraum Tropicarum Plate 546 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;