Masdevallia siphonantha Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Photos by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATE EARLY Winter EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Tube Flowered Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through early summer on an slender, erect to suberect, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract above the base, arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract and carrying a suberect, tubular, ventricose flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer Masdevallia Part 4 2002 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;