Masdevallia leathersii Luer 2004

SUBGENUS Amanda SECTION Amandae Rchb.f 1874 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Fall

Common Name Leathers' Masdevallia [American Orchid enthusiast and cultivator of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador? without collection data as a miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicuals enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, lax, 9.6" [24 cm] long including the slender, 2.4" [6 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorecence with a bract near the middle and another near the base and arising from low on the ramicaul with thin, inflated floral bracts.

Synonyms Spilotantha leathersii (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Spilotantha leathersii ;