Masdevallia ingridiana Luer & J.Portilla 2000 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Side View of Flower Photo by Joseph Dougerty Copyright

Full shadeWarmSpring

Common Name Ingrid's Masdevallia [Senora Portilla Orchid Nurserywoman Current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a erect, slender, triquetrous, racemose, singly successively few flowered 6 to 7" [15 to 17.5 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia ingridiana (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia ingridiana; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia ingridiana drawing fide;

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