Masdevallia wendlandiana Rchb. f. 1887 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Another Flower Color form

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Another Flower, maybe more correct

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Plant and Flower

Flower Closeup

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Wendland's Masdevallia [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil high in the canopy of wet tropical and montane forests at elevations of 130 to 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with a minute ramicaul obscured by several tubular, gray green bracts with an apical, oblanceolate, minutely bilobed leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3" [7cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul that is held just above the leaves.

Distinguished by the long tube, formed by the connate, triangular sepals and the obscurely 3-lobed, papilllose labellum.

A variable species in shape and coloring.

Synonyms Acinopetala wendlandiana (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006; Masdevallia rodrigueziana Mansf. 1928; Masdevallia ulei Schltr. 1914; Masdevallia yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as M yauaperyensis; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as M yauyauperyensis drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 091 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing ok 1st photo only; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 drawings/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Acinopetala wendlandiana; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Acinopetala wendlandiana drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo fide;