Masdevallia zumbuehlerae Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photos by Dogtooth 77 and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name Zumbueler's Masdevallia [Paula Keeler nee Zumbueler American Orchid enthusiast and Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in forests at elevations around 1273 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheaths and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terete, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, lax successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul, with a close basal bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia zumbuehlerae (Luer) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia zumbuehlerae