Masdevallia curtipes Barb.Rodr. 1881 SUBGENUS Polyanthae SUBSECTION Successiviflorae Luer 2000 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website


Common Name The Short Column Foot Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" wide [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil in virgin, humid forests as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute leaf that is narrolwy cuneate below into the petiole and blooms on a successively single flowered, slender, erect, terete, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and with a bract near the base and a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia curtipes (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2006; Masdevallia infracta subsp. curtipes (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia curtipes;