Masdevallia dejonghei (Luer & Sijm) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae SUBSECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986

Photo by Andre De Jonghe

TYPE Drawing of Luzama dejonghei

TYPE Drawing of Luzama dejonghei by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name De Jonghe's Masdevallia [Belgian Pleurothallid enthusiast and chairman of the Dutch Masdellia werkgroup current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in Cajamarca department of Peru as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with sleender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriceous, narrowly ellitpical-ovate, acutecontracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, slender, peduncle 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers.

"This minutely flowered species is characterized by acute, narrowly ovate leaves a little longer than the s;ender ramicauls; an erect, single flowered preduncle; thickly veined, long-acumiante sepals and entire, elliptical petals and lip that are more or lessbasically similar to other species in the genus." Luer 2011

Synonyms *Luzama dejonghei Luer & Sijm 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 16 No 2: 337 Luer, Thoerle and Werner 2011 as Luzama dejonghei;

Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;