Masdevallia renzii Luer1995 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full shadeColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning Renz's Masdevallia [Swiss Orchid Botanist and Collector 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2400 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, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, slender single flowered, 1.6" [4 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near thje base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo not; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007;