Masdevallia bryophila Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

M. trechsliniana Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Moss Loving Masdevallia

Flower Size 1/5" wide[5 mm]

Found in Peru, in the western Amazonas region at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, petiolate, elliptical, obtuse leaf with the base cuneate into the petiole that blooms in the fall on an erect, sharply triquetrous, purple spotted [the M trechsliniana form has a clear green inflorescence], successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia bryophila (Luer) Luer 2006; Masdevallia trechsliniana Königer & J.Meza 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 23 Luer & Dalstroem 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia bryophila