Masdevallia gloriae Luer & Maduro 2003 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896 Photo by La Canope Orchidee Website

Side View of flower Photo courtesy of Antoine Hendrickx

Full ShadeCool toCold

Common Name Gloria's Masdevallia [wife of Co-collector Maduro currrent]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a erect to suberect, terete, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and a loose, tubular, oblique floral bract.

Synonyms Reichantha gloriae (Luer & Maduro) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Luer 2003 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha gloriae ;