Masdevallia strumella Luer 1988 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Andreas Philipp

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Little Goiter Masdevallia [refers to the small mentum of the sepaline tube]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing natural hybrid between M. strumifera and M. tubulosa with a blackish, erect ramicaul envelopd by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing into the slender, blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 21 Luer & Dalstroem 1996 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing hmm; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;