Masdevallia lynniana Luer 2004 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Amaluzae SUBSECTION Amaluzae Luer 1986

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shade Fall

Common Name Lynn's Masdevallia [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte without locational data with erect, slender ramcauls enveloped by 2 tin, tubular sheaths and carrying a singel, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate bsae leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, arising from low on the ramicaul, provided with a bract near the middle and another near the base, more or less horizontal, to3.1" [8 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, half as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to M amaluzae, M carmenesis, M merinoi, M paquishae and M patula but distinguished by a more dilated sepaline tube, short, broad petals witha short, diagonal callus and an oblong, longitudinally bicallous lip with a large, thick claw." Luer 2004

Synonyms Luzama lynniana (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama lynniana; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Luzama lynniana drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;