Masdevallia ejiriana Luer & J.Portilla 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shadeWarmSpring

Common Name Ejiri's Masdevallia [Japanese Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, black, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and a tubular floral bract.

Differs from the very similar M andreettaeana by having a fringed wing-like lip.

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; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolor fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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