Masdevallia revoluta Königer & J.Portilla 1994 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Photo by © The Orchidee du Nord Website

Another Angle Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Deep shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Revolute Masdevallia [refers to the rolled sides of the synsepal]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 200 to 850 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, ascending erect, triquetrous, very congested, successive several flowered, racemose, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract at the base and inflated, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Alaticaulia revoluta (Königer & J.Portilla) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIX Systematics of Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 25 Luer & Dalstroem 2000 watercolor/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia revoluta; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia revoluta drawing fide;

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000