Masdevallia segurae Luer & R.Escobar 1978SUBGENUS Meleagris Luer 1986 Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Segura's Masdevallia [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, short tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, erect, 2.8" to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Rodrigoa segurae (Luer & R.Escobar) Braas 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 1 1978 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Luer 2003 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Rodrigoa segurae ; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007