Masdevallia prosartema Königer 1981 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by © Ecuagenera Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Medallion Masdevallia [refers to Appearance of the flower]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, erect, triquetrous, 10.8 to 12.8" [27 to 32 cm] long, congested, successively flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and with ribbed, imbricating, conduplicate floral bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia prosartema (Königer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia prosartema; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide