IOSPE PHOTOS

Masdevallia setipes Schltr. 1929 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Zahlbrucknerzae Luer 1986

Flower Closeup Photos by Karl Senghas and Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria webPage

Full Shade CoolSpring

Common Name The Bristle-Like Foot Masdevallia [refers to the long slender peduncle]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, more or less cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, more or less horizontal, 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arisisng from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the middle and another at the base as well as a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Luzama setipes (Schltr.) Luer 2006

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

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