Masdevallia neukermansii [Luer & Sijm] comb novo Pfahl 2014 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade

Common Name or Meaning Neukermans' Masdevallia [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising from the base of the ramicaul, subtended by a bract near the base, slender, triquetrous, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with tubular, longer than the pedicel floral bracts and holding the flower more or less at the mid-height of the leaf.

"Distinguished by a rather small habit with the flower borne near the middle of the elaf by a slender peduncle that is not sharply triquetrous. The sepals are cannate into a short, broad, cylindrical tube. The apices are obtuse and contracted intothick tails shorter than the blades. The petals are oblong and obtuse. The lip is oblong with erect, ereose, oblique folds defining the rounded epichile and the oblong hypochile." Luer 2007

Synonyms *Alaticaulia neukermansii Luer & Sijm 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Alaticaulia neukermansii drawing fide;

* Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia 2014 drawing fide;

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