Masdevallia ejiriana Luer & J.Portilla 1999 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Oscillantes Luer 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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 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 andrettana by having a winged lip.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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