Masdevallia cinnamomea Rchb.f. 1855 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

Yellow Flower Variety Photos by Ellis Eyre

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part shade ColdSummer TO Fall

Common Name The Cinnomon-Colored Masdevallia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a slender, erect, triquetrous, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered, congested, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and tubular, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia cinnamomea (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part One Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia cinnamomea;

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