Masdevallia scopaea Luer & R.Vásquez 1984 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Zahlbrucknerzae Luer 1986 Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom and The Missouri Botanical Garden Press Website

Deep Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Dwarf Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an slender, suberect, .8 " [2 cm] long, abbreviated successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Luzama scopaea (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama scopaea;