Masdevallia anemone Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986 Photo by Karl Senghas and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sea Anemone Masdevallia [refers to the flowers resemblance to a sea anemone]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in moist forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, suberect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2002 drawing hmm close but tails not right;