Masdevallia rugosilabia Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2014

TYPE Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and Lankesteriana 13: 256 2014

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Rugose Lip Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Huancavelica department of Peru at elevations of 2000 meters as a small to almost medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 4 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, basally conduplicate and cuneate, elliptic to ovate, obtuse to acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect and slightly curved, rather thin, peduncle 6.4" [16 cm] long, provided with 3 tubular bracts below the middle, single flowered inflorescence with an adpressed tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying nodding, campanulate, flowers.

"Masdevallia rugosilabia is distinguished from all other species in the genus by the combination of a tall, slender, distantly successive or bi-flowered, terete peduncle bearing carnose, nodding flowers with a concave and rugose epichile of the lip" Dalstrom & Perez 2014


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana 13: 256 Dalstrom & Ruiz Perez 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;