Masdevallia luziaemariae Luer & R.Vásquez 2001 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cool Fall

Common Name Luzia Maria's Masdevallia [Senora Boerner, Bolivian Orchid Enthusaist]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1550 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicuals enveloped by an inflated tubular sheath and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a straight, erect, triquetrous, congested, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a tubular bract at the base and arising from the base of the ramicaul with imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia luziaemariae (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia luziaemariae;