Masdevallia schizostigma Luer 1998

SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Zahlbrucknerzae Luer 1986

Photo by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Common Name The Split Stigma Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate contracted below into the blackish petiolate base leaf that blooms on an ascending, slender, 1.6" to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base.

Synonyms Luzama schizostigma (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama schizostigma;