Masdevallia vasquezii Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by Stig Dalstrom

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Vasquez's Masdevallia [Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in montane forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, minutely dotted with blackish beneath, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the blackish, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a suberect, slender peduncle .52" [1.3 cm] long, provided with a bract above the base, arising from low on the ramicaul, Single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedical floral bract.

"Related to M yungasensis which is abundant in the sdame area along with the less closely allied M chaparensis and M nebulina." Luer 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 46: 352 Luer 1980;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide;

Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;