Masdevallia terborchii Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Side View of Flower

Yellow Form

Side View of Yellow Form

Photos by H ter Borch and Botanische Orchideen Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Summer

Common Name or Meaning ter Borch's Masdevallia [Herman ter Borch Dutch orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Peru without locality as a small sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a erect, slender, 2.4 to 2.6" [6 to 6.5 cm] cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;