Masdevallia indecora Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Aphanes Luer 1986 Photo by Sebastian Viera and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Plain Masdevallia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical to obovate, subacute to acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender to 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular bract near the base and oblique floral bracts.

Synonyms Luzama indecora (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama indecora ; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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