Masdevallia pinocchio Luer & Andreetta 1978 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986

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Common Name The Pinocchio Masdevallia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters and is a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute leaf that has the base cuneate below into the channeled petiole that blooms in the late spring on a congested, erect, triquetrous, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, successively several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with a tubular, basal bract and thin, tubular, imbricating floral bracts and an interesting flower held well above the leaf that has a moveable labellum.

Synonyms Alaticaulia pinocchio (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia pinocchio ; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia pinnochio photo/drawing fide;

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