Masdevallia martineae Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Common Name Martina's Masdevallia [Orchid Collector from Belgium current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, as long as the leaf, stout, successively few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Alaticaulia martineae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 22 Luer & Dalstroem 1997 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez && Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia martineae; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo

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