Masdevallia villegasii Königer 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name Villegas' Masdevallia [Colombian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a miniature sized epiphyte? with erect, furrowed ramicuals enveloped by 3, close, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, straight, slender, terete, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence with a plicate-tubular, close floral bract and holding the flower at leaf height.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Arcula 9: 253. Koniger 1999 Drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;