Masdevallia tatianae Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2016 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by © Peruflora and The ResearchGate Website

Partial shadeColdSpring

Common Name Tatiana's Masdevallia [Peruvian Daughter of the type collector Sr Sanchez current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in a patch of dense and scrubby cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, rather thick ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate to elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate and cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terete, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, provided with 1 tubular, near the base bract single flowered inflorescence with an adpressed, tubularshorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying a deeply cuplulate flower

"The new species is compared to several more or less morphologically similar species, such as M. burianii, M. cranion and M. popowiana that appear to be close in shape and form.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 16(3): 367—371. 2016 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;