Masdevallia nigricans Königer & Sijm 2003 SUBGENUS Amanda Luer 1986

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Photos by © Pontus Aratoun and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Becoming Black Masdevallia [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, erect, lax, secund, 4" [10 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has an oblique, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Spilotantha nigricans (Königer & Sijm) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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

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