Masdevallia anemone Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Photo by Karl Senghas and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Sea Anemone Masdevallia [refers to the flowers resemblance to a sea anemone]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in moist forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with blackish, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, suberect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination as the positionng of the sepaline tails is not clear, so please use with caution. The type drawing is absolutely correct


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing hmm close but tails not right???;