Masdevallia pescadoensis Luer & R.Escobar SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896 Madevallia Part 3

Photo by Orchi and The Wikimedia Website

TYPE Photo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Rio Pescado Masdevallia [named for the River near where it was discovered]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in rainforests at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowling below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect to suberect, 1.6" to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single [sometimes successively 2] flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acinopetala pescadoensis (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 2 1979 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala pescadoensis; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;