Masdevallia pantomima Luer & Hirtz 2001 SUBGENUS Meleagris Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Silent Mimic Masdevallia [an allusion to the posturing flower]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the narrow, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, suberect, to 6" [15 cm] long including the 5.2" [13 cm] long peduncle, congested, successively several flowered inflorescence with a bract below the middle, arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Rodrigoa pantomima (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Rodrigoa pantomima ;

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