Weil Dreissen

Masdevallia truncata Luer 1993 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Weil Dreissen and his Facebook Page

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Truncate Masdevallia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute , narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, 2.4 to 2.6" [6 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract at the base, arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract and holding the flower just above leaf height.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing fide; 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;