Masdevallia inamoena [Luer & Sijm] Pfahl comb novo 2014 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade

Common Name or Meaning The Not Beautiful Masdevallia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, stout, triquetrous, 3.2" [8 cm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a bract just above the base, arising from the base of the ramicaul with conduplicate, imbricating floral bracts and holding the flower more or less at the height of the leaf.

Synonyms *Alaticaulia inamoena Luer & Sijm 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX Luer 2007 as Alaticaulia cracens; *Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia 2014 drawing fide;