Masdevallia virgo-rosea Buitr.-Delg., N.PelŠez & Gary Mey. 2009 SUBGENUS Amanda Luer 1986

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Side View of Flower

Photos by © Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by E Buitrago

Full Shade Cold summer

Common Name The Virgin de Rose Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptic, subacute, subplicate, cntracted and narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a green to brown, thin, erect, glabrous, 3.5 to 4.68" [8.8 to 9.2 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying the flower above the leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 26 #1 pg 43 Buitr.-Delg., N.PelŠez & Gary Mey 2009 drawing/photo fide