Masdevallia echo Luer 1987 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name Echo's Masdevallia [Greek Nymph]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

A Peruvian small sized, caespitose, cold growing, epiphytic species found at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse leaf that narrows gradually into an ill defined, channeled petiole that blooms at most any time of the year with a few successive flowers on a congested, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, triquetrous, slender inflorescence with papery, imbricating floral bracts that holds the flowers just above the leaves.

Synonyms Alaticaulia echo (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0101 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia echo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 # 12 2016 photo fide;