Masdevallia proboscoidea Luer & V.N.M.Rao 2004 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Deep shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Nose-Like Masdevallia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador without locality but assumed to be in the Amazonas region as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, triquetrous, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, successively singel flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the middle and another near the base and thin, imbricating floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia proboscoidea; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia proboscoidea drawing fide;