Masdevallia newmaniana Luer & Teague 1998 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Durae Luer 2000

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by, and named for Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens

Common Name Newman's Masdevallis [Original Cultivator of Species Current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a miniature sized, presumably epiphytic orchid found at lower elevations with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, subacute, that gradually narrows below into the petiole which blooms in the fall on a terete, ascending, 10 to 18" [27 to 40 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul with 2 to 3 close bracts below the middle and a tubular floral bract holding the flowers well above leaf height.

Synonyms Regalia newmaniana (Luer & Teague) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Luer 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Regalia newmaniana; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Regalia goliath photo/drawing fide;