Masdevallia odnalorii Luer, V.N.M.Rao & M.Webb 2011 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Ron Parsons

Full shade Cold LATE winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Odnalori's Masdevallia [Named for Dr Isaias Rolando Peruvian orchid enthusiast Rolando spelled backwards]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another 1 to 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, longer than the leaf, peduncle 3.2" [8 cm] long, with a sheath above the base, single flowered inflorescnece with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellow sepals diffusely dotted with pale rose; white petals amd a rose colored lip.

"Distinguished from M marizae by a larger flower with a dorsal sepal proportionally larger; larger petals with the marginal callus ending in an obtuse angle and a subquadrate lip with the callous apex strongly recurved. The lip of M marizae is ovoid and convex." Luer 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 16 No 2: 339 Luer, Thoerle and Werner 2011 drawing fide;

Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;