Masdevallia calcarata Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2005
SUBGENUS Amanda SECTION Amandae Rchb.f 1874 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Spurred Masdevallia [refers to the deeply conical mentum of the flower]
Flower Size .8" [2 cm]
Found in Peru without locality data as a mini-miniature sized, epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, contracted below into the elongate petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the later summer on a slender below becoming stout above, erect, 2.8" [7 cm] long peduncle, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract on the lower quarter with a tubular floral bract, holding the single flower well above that leaf.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;