Masdevallia utriculata Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Durae Luer 2000 Photos by Eric Hunt and Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Small Bladder Masdevallia [refers to the base of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramcauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblong-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a stout, suberect to horizontal, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the middle and with a tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Regalia utriculata (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXI Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Regalia utriculata