Masdevallia zumbuehlerae Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Polyanthae SUBSECTION Successiviflorae Luer 2000

Photos by Dogtooth 77 and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade 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 province of Ecuador in forests at elevations around 1273 meters as a miniature sized, 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, arising from low on the ramicaul, with a close basal bract, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, lax successively few flowered inflorescence with shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

" Characterized by the relatively large, fleshy, shortly petiolate leaves, flowers produces successively and withthe lip divided by marginal folds. The flowers has a yellow dorsal sepal and connate, dark purple lateral sepals is most similar to M bicolor but it has simultaneous flowers in a 2 to 3 flowered raceme on a triquetrous peduncle." Luer 2002

Synonyms Alaticaulia zumbuehlerae (Luer) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIII Masdevallia Part 4 Luer 2002 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 28 Luer & Dalstroem 2006 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia zumbuehlerae; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Alatacaulia zumbuehlerae; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;