Masdevallia schudelii Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Schudel's Masdevallia [American Pleurothallid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, triquetrous, 5.6" [14 cm] long, subcongested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul, with a bract at the base and tubular floral bracts.

Checked type, drawing and photo W3Tropicos OK

Synonyms Alaticaulia schudelii (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 26 Luer & Dalstroem 2001 watercolor fide;Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia schudelii; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia schudelii drawing close [crossed tails?];