Masdevallia barrowii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Common Name Barrow's Masdevallia [English Cultivator of Species Current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptic-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the channelled, elongate petiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter on an erect, basal, congested, few flowered, stout, triquetrous, racemose inflorescence arsing from the base of the ramicaul with a basal bract and imbricating, tubular floral bracts all usually carrying 2 simultaneous flowers

Synonyms Alaticaulia barrowii (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIII Systematics of Masdevellia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia barrowii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Alaticaulia barrowii; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia barrowii drawing ok;