Masdevallia smallmaniana Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Pygmaeia SECTION Zahlbrucknerzae Luer 1986
Side View of Flower
Lip Detail Photos by © Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website
Common Name or Meaning Smallman's Masdevallia [English Orchid Enthusiast current]
Flower Size .8" [2 cm]
Found in Ecuador without locality at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse,gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a bract near the base, arising from low on the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract and holding the flower at leaf height.
Synonyms Luzama smallmaniana (Luer) Luer 2006
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer Masdevallia Part 4 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Luzama smallmaniana;