Masdevallia zongoensis Luer & Hirtz 1995 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Zongo Valley Masdevallia

Flower Size 1 x 4" [2.5 x 10 cm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations of 1550 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green, elliptic-obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, suberect, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract above tyhe base, arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular floral bract and carrying the flower at the height of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide;