Masdevallia lappifera Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Coriaceae SUBSECTION Coriaceae [Rchb.f]Veitch 1889

Another Angle Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeWarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Bur Bearing Masdevallia [refers to the prickly apex of the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a an erect, stout, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base.

Synonyms Byrsella lappifera (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Byrsella lappifera ; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Byrsella lappifera darwaing fide;