Masdevallia polita Luer & Sijm 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896

Side View of Flower

Photos by Tom Sijm

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name or Meaning The Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica? without collection data as a miniature sized, possible natural hybrid betwen unknown parents with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, cioriceous, narrowly elliptical, subacuteapically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a suberect, slender, peduncle to 2.8" [7 cm] with a bract above the base, arising from low on the ramicaul, successively few, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;