Masdevallia setipes Schltr. 1929 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Aphanes Luer 1986

Photo by Karl Senghas and Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria webPage

Full Shade CoolSpring

Common Name The Bristle-Like Foot Masdevallia [refers to the long slender peduncle]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, blackish ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, more or less cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, more or less horizontal, 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arisisng from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the middle and another at the base as well as a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Luzama setipes (Schltr.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama setipes; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;