Masdevallia anomala Luer & Sijm 2003 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTIONCoriaceae [Rchb.f]Veitch 1889 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep ShadeCool

Common Name or Meaning The Unusual Masdevallia [refers to the combination of morphological features]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in central Peru at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to suberect, terete to 3.6" [to 9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Byrsella anomala (Luer & Sijm) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXV Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella anomala