Masdevallia eurynogaster Luer & Andreetta 1988 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986 Photo by © Jay Pfahl
Side View of flowers Photo by © Ecuagenera Orchid Website
Plant and Flowers Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.
Another Flower Photo courtesy of Joyce Medcalf ©
Common Name The Wide Bellied Masdevallia
Flower Size .8" [2 cm]
Found in the Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1500 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate belwo in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect to suberect, .4 to .7" [1 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;