Masdevallia patchicutzae Luer & Hirtz 1995 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep ShadeCool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Patchicutza Masdevallia [A town in southeastern Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of southeastern Ecuador and Peru around 1000 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, with a bract at the base, slender, triquetrous, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] congested, successively single flowered, racemose inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bract" Luer 2000

"Allied to M cuprea but distinguished b ythe longer peduncle that far surpasses the leaf, a broad sepaline cup with a prominent, scondary mentum, well developed but short, stout sepaline tails and a lip with a smooth epichile." Luer 2000

Synonyms Alaticaulia patchicutzae (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIX Masdevallia Part 1 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia patchicutzae; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Alaticaulia patchicutzae drawing ok; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;