Masdevallia calagrasalis Luer 1985 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeWarmCoolFallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Rio Calagras Masdevallia [A river in Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse to subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a triquetrous, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, erect, successively single, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and has oblique, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia calagrasalis (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 24 Luer & Dalstroem 1999 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia calagrasalis; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia calagrasalis drawing fide;

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