Masdevallia draconis Luer & Andreetta 1988 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by Roellke Orchideen GBR Website

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep Shade Warm Cool Winter Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Dragon-Like Masdevallia [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a 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, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on a suberect to erect, stout, triquetrous, 10.4" [26 cm] long, congested, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base.

Synonyms Alaticaulia draconis (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

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