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Masdevallia and Affiliates explains the newly accepted divisions of Masdevallia that Carl Luer outlined in Icones vol 28.

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The genus Loddigesia (lod-eh-GEE-zee-ah) is a new unispecific genus consisting of a species that used to belong to the genus Pleurothallis. The combination of a multi-flowered raceme longer than the leaf; an elliptical dorsal sepal and synsepal free and similar; similar elliptical petals nearly as large; and a pandurate lip broadly rounded above the middle distinguish the genus and species from all other pleurothallids.

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Loddigesia quadrifida (La Llave & Lex.) Luer