Masdevallia stenorhynchos Kraenzl. 1922 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Linda & Mikael Karlbom, in Stockholm/Sweden and their website

Front View Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Slim-Beaked Masdevallia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Endemic to Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, apically obtuse to rounded leaf that gradually narrows into the subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring on a stout, congested, erect, 2 3/4" to 3 1/4" [7 to 8.5 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose, triquetrous inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with a basal bract and tubular, imbricating floral bracts holding the successive single flower at leaf height.

SynonymsAlaticaulia stenorhynchos (Kraenzl.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 288 Bennett & Christenson 1995; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part Five Luer 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia stenorhynchos; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide;