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

TYPE Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and The Scielo Website

Full shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Rosy Cheeked Masdevallia [refers to the rose tinted lateral side of the sepals (the cheeks)]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ayacucho department of Peru on densely forested slopes of cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, coriaceous, more or less elliptic, obtuse, basally cuneate and conduplicate in the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terete and slender, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, provided with 2 tubular, below the middle bracts, single flowered inflorescence with an appressed, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying a cupulate, attractive flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 15: 146 Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 photo/drawing fide;