Masdevallia adrianae Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flower Photos by © Milan Vágner

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Common Name Adriana's Masdevallia [Mrs Sijm Dutch wife of orchid enthusiast, cultivator of species]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in central Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized, presumed epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, suberect, sharply triquetrous, 6 to 7.6" [15 to 19 cm] long, congested, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract near the base and imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia adrianae (Luer) Luer 2006; Masdevallia ephippium var. acrochordonia (Rchb.f.) Woolward 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Part 1 Masdevallia Luer 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia adrianae; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia adrianae drawing fide;