Masdevallia hartmanii Luer 1994

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Side View

Another flower

Closeup detailing petals Photos by Jay Pfahl.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Ellis Eyre.

Another View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by S F Conservatory of Flowers.

Common Name Hartman's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian discoverer of species late 20th cen]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

A mini-miniature sized, cool growing cloud forest epiphyte from southwestern Ecuador at 1500 to 2000 meters in elevation with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, pale green suffused with black dots leaf that is cuneate below into the slender, black speckled petiole that blooms in the summer on a slender, suberect, 2/5 to 1/2" [1 to 1.2 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract carrying a single flower held below the leaf. Distinguished by the small, broadly cylindrical flower on a short inflorescence with rose-colored sepals, the dorsal sepal with 3 purple stripes, bright yellow tails that are slightly longer than the leaf blade and thicker above the middle, triangular and acute petals and the oblong lip that is dilated on the middle third of each side into a rounded expansion.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 23 Luer & Dalstroem 1998 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing ok