Masdevallia priscillana Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2005

SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shade Winter

Common Name or Meaning Priscilla's Masdevallia [Ecuadorian wife of Orchid Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, stout, triquetrous, congested, abbreviated, successively single few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the base and a thin, tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia priscillana (Luer & V.N.M.Rao) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia priscillana; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia priscilliana drawing fide;