Masdevallia phacopsis Luer & Dalström 1994 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Side View Of Flower

Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name or Meaning The Freckled Masdevallia

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Bolivia in moist forests at elevations around 2250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that is cuneate below into the long, slender, blackish petiole that blooms in the summer and fall on a slender, erect, 2/5" to 5/8" [10 to 15 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 21 Luer & Dalstroem 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide;