Masdevallia scopaea Luer & R.Vásquez 1984 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Aphanes Luer 1986

Photo by © Tom Sijm


Drawing by © Stig Dalstrom and The Missouri Botanical Garden Press Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Dwarf Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an slender, suberect, .8 " [2 cm] long, abbreviated successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

"Characterized by the successively flowered racemes a little longer than the leaves. The yellowish flwoers veined in purple brown are large for the size of the plant." Luer 1984

Synonyms Luzama scopaea (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 55: 199. Luer & Vasquez 1984; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama scopaea; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;