Masdevallia fosterae Luer 1999

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

SUBGENUS Polyanthae SUBSECTION Polyanthae Rchb.f 1874

Common Name Foster's Masdevallia [AMerican Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species late 1900's]]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in South America? without collection data as a miniature sized, epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, triquetrous, congested, 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long, a successively single few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with an inflated floral bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia fosterae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia fosterae