Masdevallia royi [Luer] Pfahl comb novo 2014 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Side View of Flower Photos by Liana Webb and The Griffin Mountain Orchids Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE 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;