Masdevallia neukermansii [Luer & Sijm] comb novo Pfahl 2014 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Side View of Flower Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name or Meaning Neukermans' Masdevallia [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a miniature sized, epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, slender, triquetrous, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence subtended by a bract near the base, arising from the base of the ramicaul with tubular floral bracts and holding the flower more or less at the mid-height of the leaf.

Synonyms *Alaticaulia neukermansii Luer & Sijm 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX Luer 2007 as Alaticaulia neukermansii drawing fide; *Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia 2014 drawing fide;