Masdevallia segrex Luer & Hirtz 2003

SUBGENUS Amanda SECTION Amandae Rchb.f 1874 Drawing by Stig Dalstrom and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at hthe Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Separate Masdevallia [refers to its separation from Masdevallia polysticha]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador without elevational data as a mini-small sized 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.

This is a small flowered variation of the frequent and variable M polysticta, M segerex is distinguished form others by the loose, subsecund inflorescence carrying half sized flwoers plus the dorsal sepal is ovate and subacute to narrowly obtuse, instead of the suborbicular, deeply concave dorsal sepal of M polysticta

Synonyms Spilotantha segrex (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Spilotantha segrex;

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