Masdevallia dorisiae Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Doris' Masdevallia [Ms Dukes American Orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe department of Ecuador without collection data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with blackish, slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, slender, triquetrous, subdense, 5.6" [14 cm] long, a successively few flowered inflorescence with as as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the synsepal that decurves abruptly at the orificeof the cylindrical, sepaline tube. The acute apices are attenuated into relatively short tails. The long attenuate dorsal sepal decurves. The petals are oblong and the oblong lip is white below the middle and black above the middle with an obtuse, minutely verrucose apex." Luer 1999

Synonyms Alaticaulia dorisiae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Pleurothallis, subsect. Longiracemosae, subsect. Macrophyllae-Racemosae, subsect. Perplexae, subgen. Pseudostelis, subgen. Acuminatia. Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthes, Masdevallia and Pleurothallis. Miscellaneous new species of Dryadella, Lepanthes and Pleurothallis Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 as M cf dorsiae photo good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia dorisiae