Masdevallia ishikoi Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cool Winter

Common Name Ishiko's Masdevallia [Japanese Co discover of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicuals enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorecence with a bract at the base and arising from low on the ramicaul and a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide;