Masdevallia robusta Luer 1998

SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Durae Luer 2000 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Robust Masdevallia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an stout, ascending, 6 to 8.8" [15 to 22 cm] long, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul, with a bract on the lower quarter and another above the base and an inflated floral bract.

Synonyms Regalia robusta (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Regalia robusta ;