Masdevallia schoonenii Luer 1993 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Drawing by Stig Dalstrom and The Missouri Botanical Garden Press Website

Deep Shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning Schoonen's Masdevallia [Dutch Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru near Pomacochas at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an slender, erect, 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul, with a thin bract at the base and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide;