IOSPE PHOTOS

Masdevallia vomeris Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photos by Ron Parsons and his Flowershots Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade summer Fall

Common Name The Plow Share Masdevallia [refers to the apical callus of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found Peru without collection data as a mini-miniature sized orchid with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petilalte base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, slender, sharply triquetrous below, obscurely triquetrous above, purple spotted, 8.4" [21 cm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with tubular, imbricating floral bracts

Synonyms Alaticaulia vomeris (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia vomeris

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