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Orchid Species: Alaticaulia kuhniorum

Kew currently accepted name is Masdevallia kuhniorum

Alaticaulia kuhniorum is an orchid species identified by (Luer) Luer in 2006. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Masdevallia kuhniorum.
Genus
Alaticaulia (Aat.)
Grex
kuhniorum
Parents
Species
Author
(Luer) Luer
Year
2006
ORIGIN: Found as a miniature sized, caespitose, warm growing epiphyte in Peru at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found as a miniature sized, caespitose, warm growing epiphyte in Peru at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters in tropical rainforest, with a short ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and an oblanceolate, long attenuate, tridenticulate, coriaceous, dark green leaf that blooms on an erect, 4 [10 cm]long, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and an imbricating, tubular floral bract that carries up to 5 flowers borne in succession held at or just above the leaves and occurring at almost any time as new stems mature. The upper part of the inflorescence has a triangular cross section and becomes thinner and rounder as you go to the base. Also distinguishing this species from others is a 3-lobulate labellum with the apex verrucose and a thick elongate callus on the petals.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Masdevallia Masd kuhnorum 1978
Add+ Masdevallia Masd kuhniorum 1978 Luer
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Masd. kuhniorum 'Karlene' (2 awards in 2018)
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