Masdevallia pterygiophora Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Pygmaeae Luer 1986 Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Little Wing-Bearing Masdevallia [refers to the winged ovary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in woodlands at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate-linear, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, weak, suberect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Diodonopsis pterygiophora (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pteroon pterygiophorum (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Luer 2001 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolors fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Pteroon pterygiophorum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007