Masdevallia gloriae Luer & Maduro 2003 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896

Photo by La Canope Orchidee Website

Side View of flower

Photo courtesy of Antoine Hendrickx

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full ShadeCool toCold

Common Name Gloria's Masdevallia [wife of Co-collector Maduro currrent]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a erect to suberect, terete, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a basal bract and a loose, tubular, oblique floral bract.

Synonyms Reichantha gloriae (Luer & Maduro) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003 drawing fide; A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 27 Luer & Dalstroem 2004 watercolor fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha gloriae; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;