Masdevallia receptrix Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Full shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Receptor Masdevallia [refers to the concavity on the synsepal that accomodates the apex of the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse to rounded, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a stout, erect, triquetrous, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with a bract at the base and tubular, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia receptrix (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part One Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia receptrix;