Masdevallia segurae Luer & R.Escobar 1978 SUBGENUS Meleagris Luer 1986

Photo by Jorge Mario Munera


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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Segura's Masdevallia [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, short tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, erect, 2.8" to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Rodrigoa segurae (Luer & R.Escobar) Braas 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 1 1978 photo/drawing/herbarium sheet fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Rodrigoa segurae ; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;