Masdevallia paquishae Luer & Hirtz 1988 publ. 1989 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION. Amaluzae Luer 1986

Another Flower

Plant and Flower Photo by © Milan Vágner

Another Flower Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Deep Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Paquisha Masdevallia [A town in Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1500 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, blackish erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, on a reclining to suberect, slender, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Luzama paquishae (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Masdevallia trivenia Königer 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 22 Luer & Dalstroem 1997 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama paquishae; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Luzama paquishae drawing close to fide

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