Masdevallia tsubotae Luer 1994

SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Common Name The Tsubota's Masdevallia [Colombian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia without collection data as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped absally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, the base narrowed into the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, triquetrous, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, congested, successively or simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with a bract at the base and arising from low on the ramicaul and has imbricating, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia tsubotae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 23 Luer & Dalstroem 1998 watercolor/drawing fide;Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2002 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia tsubotae;