Masdevallia henniae Luer & Dalström 1994 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Aphanes Luer 1986

Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Warm Summer

Common Name or Meaning Henni's Masdevallia [Dr Henni Wanntorp Swedish botanical garden director and codiscover of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador in the Cordillera del Condor at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute, cuneate below in to the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, prostrate to descending, 4.4" [11 cm] long, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract and holding the flower below the leaf.

Synonyms *Luzama henniae (Luer & Dalström) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama henniae;