Masdevallia pterygiophora Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION PygmaeaeLuer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Little Wing-Bearing Masdevallia [refers to the winged ovary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in woodlands at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate-linear, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, weak, suberect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Diodonopsis pterygiophora (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pteroon pterygiophorum (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolors fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Pteroon pterygiophorum; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;