Masdevallia brenneri Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986

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Plant and Flowers Photo by Hans-Gerhardt Seeger

Common Name Brenner's Masdevallia [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador and Collector of species current]

Flower Size.4" [1 cm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, stout, triquetrous, congested, successively single, 5.8" [14.5 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence with thin, oblique, imbricating floral bracts carrying a very compressed flower.

Synonyms Alaticaulia brenneri (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Vol 1 Luer 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia brenneri; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia brenneri drawing fide;

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