Masdevallia torulosa Königer & J.J. Portilla 1995 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules {Krzl.] Luer 1986

Lip Detail Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Deep shade Cool

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Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a cool growing epiphyte

Often cited as a synonym of M carruthersiana but the lip of this one has two basal ear-like lobes that are not present in M carruthersiana so I have left them separate pending more research

Synonyms Alaticaulia torulosa (Königer & J.Portilla) Luer 2006; Masdevallia carruthersiana var. torulosa (Königer & J.Portilla) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia torulosa