IOSPE PHOTOS

Masdevallia ligiae Luer & R.Escobar 1982 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Saltatrices [Rchb.f] Luer 1986

Photo by Tom Sijm

Side View of Flower

Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Ligia's Masdevallia [Mrs Posada Colombian Orchid Nurserywoman current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm cm]

Found in Colombia as a natural hybrid between M venticularia and another unidentified species without specific locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect then horizontal, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base

This species is a volunteer hybrid occuring in greenhouses in Ecuador.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 15 #2-3 1982 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Madevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;

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