Masdevallia wuellneri P.Ortiz 2005 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986


Photos by © Ron Parsons and his Flowershots Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade ColdLATEFall EARLYwinter

Common Name Wuellner's Masdevallia [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Tolima department of Colombia at elevations around 2300 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte? with erect ramicauls carrrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 24(1): 4-17. Ortiz 2005 drawing/photo fide Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;