Masdevallia titan Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Durae [Luer] Luer 2000

Photo by Ron Parsons


Photo by Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Titan Masdevallia {refers to the flowers size]

Flower Size 2" wide x 12" [5 x 30 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, gradually narrows below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terete, purplish, horizontal to ascending, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the the ramicaul, with 2 to 3 bracts below the middle and a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Regalia titan (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXI Systematics of Masdevellia Part 2 Luer 2000 drawing fide; Masdevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Regalia titan; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;