Masdevallia jarae Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Polyanthae SUBSECTION Successiviflorae Luer 2000 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Common Name Jara's Masdevallia [for Enrique Jara Pinan, Ecuadorian original collector of species - current]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

More recently found in central Peru at elevations around 600 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole that blooms in the spring on a slender, suberect to reclining, terete, very short, successively, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and a tubular floral bract that holds the large flower under the leaf.

Synonyms Alaticaulia jarae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia jarae; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide