Masdevallia milagroi Luer & Hirtz 2003 SUBGENUS Meleagris Luer 1986

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

Deep shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Milagro Masdevallia [refers to a Community in southeastern Ecuador near were the species was collected]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on an erect, slender, congested, 4" [10 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a bract below the middle, from low on the ramicaul.

Synonyms Rodrigoa milagroi (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Rodrigoa milagroi ;