Masdevallia robineae Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

TYPE Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and The Scielo Website

Full shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning Robine's Masdevallia [Belgium - grandaughter of Guido Deburgergraeve discoverer of the type - current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm] wide

Found in Puno department of Peru in steep and locally densely forested valley at elevations around 2100 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy boulders with erect slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, basally cuneate and conduplicate in the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terete and slender, peduncle 5.2" [13 cm] long, provided with 2, one hidden within the the basal bract, tubular, below the middle bract, single flowered inflorescence with an appressed, tubular, slightly shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying a shallowly cupulate, attractive flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 15: 145 Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide;