Masdevallia ruizii Luer & Dalström 2006 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Caudatae Veitch 1889

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Another Flower

Lip and column detail

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Another Angle

Another Angle

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Ruiz' Masdevallia [Peruvian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm] wide

Found in Peru without locational data as a small sized, presumably epiphytic orchid with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by a loose tubular sheath with 2 to 3 others below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, peduncle 4.4" [11 cm] long, provided with a bract below the middle, arising from low on the ramicaul, single flowered inflorescence witha tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Distinguished by the yellow lateral sepals that are spotted with clumps of purple spicules, contrasting with the erect, purple dorsal sepal, The lateral sepals are more or less perpendicular, with the sides erect and bent inward toward the apices. All three sepals terminate with long, slender tails. The thickly calloused petals and thin, elliptical lip are not unusual for the subsection." Luer and Dalstroem 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 27(1): 15-24 Six New Masdevallia Species [Orchidaceae] From Peru Luer & Dalstrom 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;