Masdevallia vierlingii Königer 2010 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae SUBSECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986

Photo by © Tom Sijm


Drawing by © Koniger and The Epidendra Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Cool Cold

Common Name Vierling's Masdevallia [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, furrowed ramicauls enveloped by 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms on a thin, terete, curved, horizontally spreading to descending, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a close floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 20: 442. Koniger 2010 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;