Masdevallia panguiensis Luer & Andreetta 1983 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Durae [Luer] Luer 2000

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The El Pangui Masdevallia [Town in Ecuador]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with coarse roots carrying a stout, erect, ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate leaf with the apex obtuse and it gradually narrows to the subpetiolate base that blooms in the spring on a succession of single flowers on a 5" [12.5 cm] long, congested, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with 3 to 4 bracts and a floral bract.

Synonyms Regalia panguiensis (Luer & Andreetta) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevallia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Regalia panguiensis; Orchidaceae Masdevallia and Affiliates Dodson & Luer 2009 as Regalia panguiensis drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;