Masdevallia sotoana H.Medina & Pupulin 2010 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Flower Closeup

Photos by H Medina and Ecuagenera webPage

Full Shade CoolWinter

Common Name Soto's Masdevallia [Mexican Botanist mid 1900's to early 2000's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, tridenticulate, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, terete, lateral, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arisisng from low on the ramicaul, with a tubular-lanceolate floral bract.


References <W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9(3): 455. 2010 Medina & Pupulin drawing fide