Masdevallia wuerstlei Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Polyanthae SUBSECTION Polyanthae Rchb.f 1874 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shade Summer

Common Name or Meaning Wuerstle's Masdevallia [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia without locality as a small sized epiphyte with erect, stout, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a stout, terete, erect, 10.6" [27 cm] long, loose, simultaneously opening, several flowered, racamose inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul, with a bract near the middle and at the base and thin, tubular floral bracts.

Checked type, drawing and photo W3Tropicos OK

Synonyms Alaticaulia wuerstlei (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia wuerstlei ; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007