Masdevallia tubulosa Lindl. 1846 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia


Common Name The Small Tubed Masdevallia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as well as in cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, tufted, cool to cold growing, epiphytic species with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, single, apical, oblanceolate, petiolate, coriaceous, obtuse leaf gradually narrowing below into a petiole and blooms in the fall on a solitary flower per erect to arcuate, slender, 3 1/5" [8 cm] long, inflorescence arisng from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a tubular floral bract that is held just above or amid the leaf tips.

Synonyms Masdevallia casta Kraenzl. 1922; Masdevallia stenantha F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. ex Krendl 1898; Masdevallia syringodes Luer & Andreetta 1979; Masdevallia tubulosa subsp. syringodes (Luer & Andreetta) Lindl. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drwaing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No1 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 303 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as M syringodes drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 as M syringoides photo fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;