Masdevallia ferrusii [Luer] comb novo Pfahl 2014

SUBGENUS Amanda SECTION Amandae Rchb.f 1874

Photo by Ron Parsons 2009, and His Flowershots Website

Full ShadeColdLATEWinter

Common Name Ferrusi's Masdevallia [Canadian Orchid Enthusaist current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, faintly rugose, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter on a slender, 3.2 to 3.8" [8 to 9.5 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and imbricating, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms *Spilotantha ferrusii Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Spilotantha ferrusii drawing fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Spilotantha ferrusii photo/drawing fide;