Masdevallia royi [Luer] comb novo 2014 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Spring

Common Name or Meaning Roy's Masdevallia [English Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a small sized, epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, linear-elliptic, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, strong, triquetrous, 10" [25 cm] long, subcongested, successively few flowered inflorescence subtended by a bract near the base, arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular floral bracts and holding the flower above the leaf.

Synonyms *Alaticaulia royi Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia royii drawing fide; *Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia 2014 drawing fide;