Masdevallia amoena Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeCoolSummer

Common Name The Lovely Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the blackish, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, ascending to horizontal, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and a tubular floral bract

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Pleurothallis, subsect. Longiracemosae, subsect. Macrophyllae-Racemosae, subsect. Perplexae, subgen. Pseudostelis, subgen. Acuminatia. Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthes, Masdevallia and Pleurothallis. Miscellaneous new species of Dryadella, Lepanthes and Pleurothallis Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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