Masdevallia cleistogama Luer 1989 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia Photo courtesy of Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Non-Opening Flower Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte? with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrows below into the slender, blackened petioleate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year if happy on an erect, slender, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevellia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide;