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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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Fissia (FISS-ee-ah) contains three species characterized by small, caespitose habit, a single-flowered peduncle, an inflated floral bract enclosing an ovary with markedly wavy ridges. The sepals are free. The petals are callous on the margin towards the lip producing a rounded process above the base and with a sharply three-pointed tip. The lip is oblong with marginal folds. This genus used to be at the subgeneric level.

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Fissia mutica (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer
Fissia picturata (Rchb.f.) Luer