Masdevallia yungasensis T.Hashim SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Common Name The Yungas Masdevallia [Bolivian Mountain range]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

A mini-miniature to miniature sized, Bolivian, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial at elevations of 2150 to 3000 meters in cloud forests or wet montane forests that has erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basallly by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, long-petiolate, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole and blooms in the winter on an erect, slender, 1 3/5" to 2 3/5" [4 to 6.5 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base and a tubular floral bract that has the single, showy flower held at or just below the leaves.

Synonyms *Masdevallia calocodon Luer & R. Escobar 1981; Masdevallia yungasensis subsp. calocodon (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 541 Dodson 1982 as Masdevallia calocodon drawing fide; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 as Masdevalia calocodon; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 6 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #4 2015 photo fide;


Masdevallia yungasensis T.Hashim ssp. calocodon (Luer & R. Vásquez) Luer 1978

Another Color Form

Photo by Lourens Grobler

This variety has a more bell shaped flower with a red pubescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 3 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #3 2011 photo fide;