Masdevallia xylina Rchb.f. 1873 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade

Common Name or Meaning The Woody Masdevallia [refers to the stout thick ramicaul]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Magdalena Colombia? [Possibly Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta] without locational and elevational data as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the on a thick, stout, erect, triquetrous, 5.6" [14 cm] long, congested, , successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with imbricating tubular floral bracts and carrying the flowers at 2/3's height of the leaf.

Synonyms Alaticaulia xylina (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia xylina;