Masdevallia strigosa Königer 1990 SUBGENUS Nidificia Luer 2000 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning Scraggly Masdevallia [refers to the meager habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the middle, arising from low on the ramicaul and holding the flower above leaf height.

Synonyms Buccella strigosa (Königer) 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 Buccella strigosa;

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