Masdevallia pleurothalloides Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Fissae Luer 2002

Photo by Weil Dreissen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo by Diego Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Pleurothallis-Like Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and with a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Fissia pleurothalloides (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Fissia pleurothalloides; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Masdevallia in Detail Vol 5 Sijm etal 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;