Masdevallia monogona Königer 1985 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Ron Parsons ©


Common Name The One-Angled Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2000 meters in Amazonas state as a small sized, caespitose, cool to cold growing terrestrial with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-obovate, subacute leaf that is gradually narrowed below to the base that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, congested, successively few flowered, 1 3/4" to 2 5/8" [4.5 to 6.5 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and a thin, imbricating, acuminate floral bract with the flowers held at mid-leaf height.

Synonyms Alaticaulia monogona (Königer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 2 2000 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia monogona;