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

Side View of Flower

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Deep Shade Warm CoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning Portilla's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Ecuador around 1000 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, stout, triquetrous, 5.6 to 7.2" [14 to 18 cm] long, congested, successively single flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base and imbricating, subacute, broadly conduplicate floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia portillae (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drwaing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia portillae; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia portillae drawing fide;