Masdevallia pileata Luer & Würstle 1986 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

Flower angle

Photos by © Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning The Capped Masdevallia [refers to the appearance of the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size

Found in north central Colombia without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute leaf that is gradually narrowing below into the slender petiole and blooms in the summer on an erect, slender, 3 3/4" to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubublar floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;