Masdevallia thienii Dodson 1977 SUBGENUS Polyanthae SUBSECTION Successiviflorae Luer 2000 Photo by Andreas Philippe

Deep Shade Hot Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Thien's Masdevallia [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in rainforests at elevations around 100 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a horizontal, slender, 3.6 to 8" [9 to 20 cm] long, subcongested, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with 3 distant bracts and tublar floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia thienii (Dodson) Luer 2007; Reichantha thienii (Dodson) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 141 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia aenigma; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Reichantha thienii drawing fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007