Masdevallia eyrei J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Durae [Luer] Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing of Regalia adrianae by Carl Luer

LATE EARLY

Common Name Eyre's Masdevallia [?]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locationald data as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose, presumed epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, erect, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early fall on an erect to ascending, from near the base of the ramicaul, peduncle 12 to 16.8" [30 to 42 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 distant bracts on the lower third and also above the base, lax, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Notable for its extremely long, slender peduncle that produces flowers successively in a lax raceme. The sepals are connate into a short, cylindrical tube, beyond which the dorsal sepal is long-attenuate. The synsepal is concave and ovate and acuminate towards the tip witha pair of short, approximate tails." Luer 2011

Synonyms *Regalia adrianae Luer & Sijm 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 16 No 2: 346 Luer, Thoerle and Werner 2011 as Regalia adrianae drawing fide;

*Orchid Rev. 122: 75 J M H Shaw 2014

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