Masdevallia oxapampaensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Coccineae Veitch 1889

Side View of Flower

Photos by The American Orchid Socciety SITF Blog

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cool LATE Fall

Common Name The Oxapampa Masdevallis [A town in Pasco Peru near where the species was discovered]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, much shorter than the leaves ramicauls carrying a single apical, oblanceolate, abruptly long-apiulacte, petioalte base leaf that blooms in the late fall on an erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying showy flowers with an ocher yellow exterior dorsal sepal with fuschia veins and yellow mottled with fuschia interior with cherry red veins, the tails dark fuschia, the pubescence hyaline, the lateral sepals exterior rose with fuschia veins, the inner surface brilliant fuschia covered with fine transluscent crystaline pubescence, the veins dark cherry red, the petals transluscent with a broad purple stripe down the center, the lip semitransluscent with ocher yellow suffusion and purple dots, the column nearly pure white, semitransluscent, the margins of the undersurface purple and the anther is transluscent white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 684 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;