Masdevallia anfracta Königer & J.J. Portilla 1995 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Another View Photos courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name The Bent Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with slender erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-oblong, subacute to acute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base and blooms in the summer on a congested, successively single flowered, racmose, 2 3/8" to 3 1/4" [6 to 8 cm] long, slender, erect, triquetrous inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul and holding the flower at leaf height.

SynonymsAlaticaulia anfracta (Königer & J.Portilla) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia anfracta; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia anfracta drawing fide;