Masdevallia parsonsii Luer 2009 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flower Shots Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Parsons' Masdevallia [American Orchid Enthusiast and Photographer current]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Colombia without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 4.4 to 4.8" [11 to 12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide