Masdevallia barbozae (Luer) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing of Alaticaulia barbozae by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning Barboza's Masdevallia [Peruvian Original collector of the type current]

Flower Size .8 x 3.2" [2 x 8 cm wide]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte or terrestrial with stout, erect ramicauls with a loose, tubular sheath and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded apically, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, stout peduncle 5.6" [14 cm] long, with a bract near the base from near the base of the ramicaul, rachis 1.2" [3 cm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with oblique, tubular, acute, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying flowers with fleshy, dull rose greren towards the apex, pusticular sepals, orange petals and a red brown lip.

"The species is distinguished from others in the SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 by the congested, successively flowered raceme with long, compressed sepaline tails. The sepals are pusticulate within, the petals are subtriangular with obtuse angles at the base and callous centrally. The epichile of the lip is obovate with recurved margins and with the obtuse apex shortly apiculate. M barbozae is similar to M xylina but M barbozae has broader tails at the base, subtriangular petals and a lip without the apical keel." Luer 2009

Synonyms Stelis gigantea Luer & Hirtz 2002 nom Illeg

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXX Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia barbozae Drawing fide;

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