Mesadenella variegata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, D.E.Benn. & Christenson

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Varigated Mesadenella

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru in wet cloud forests at elevations of 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial without a stem and a rosette of oblanceolate, acute, green spotted and blotched with white, long petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, covered by clasping, tubular, imbricating, lanceolate, acute bracts, to 18" [45 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, subequal in length to the ovary floral bracts and carrying tubular flowers with dark rose sepals, petals white tinted with rose, the lip opaque white with hyaline borders, the column white and the anther maroon with a darker midvein.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 713 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014