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Subfamily: EPIDENDROIDEAE
Tribe: EPIDENDREAE I (New World)
Subtribe: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE

 

 Masdevallia abbreviata - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
3 to 4 inch plant - multifloral type - many spikes of greenish white flowers with short tails. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia amabilis - Cool - Potted - Peru - $ 25
Velvety magenta flowers atop tall slender stems - 4 to 5 inch paddle shaped leaves - vigorous. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia bonplandii - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
One of the earliest masdevallias discovered over 200 years ago - narrow 7 inch leaves bear heavy textured long lasting flowers on 4 inch stems. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia caloptera - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Peru - $ 25
Compact plant bears many spikes of white and yellow flowers striped with purple - each stem carries 2 to 4 blossoms. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia chaparensis - Cool - Potted - Bolivia - $ 25
7 to 8 inch plant with paddle-shaped leaves - flowers are an attractive mix of lilac, purple and pink - select clones. Mature.


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 Masdevallia chasei - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 20
Soft yellow flowers have waxy substance and bloom on short stems - 6 inch leaves - floriferous. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia civilis - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Peru & Ecuador - $ 20
This species has a wide distribution in nature and is quite variable in color ranging from light yellow to dark purple - 5 inch narrow coriaceous leaves bear fleshy tubular flowers on short stems - the opening of each bloom exposes three short tails. Mature.


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 Masdevallia coccinea alba - Cool - Potted - Colombia - $ 45
Brilliant pure white color form of this spectacular species Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia coriacea - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Waxy white flowers with wine red striping in throat - inside of flower is coated with fine hairs - 10 inch plant with dark green narrow leaves Mature.


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 Masdevallia corniculata - Cool - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
Burnt orange flowers are heavy textured and bloom amidst 10 inch coriaceous leaves. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia delhierroi - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 25
Vigorous growing plants of an uncommon species - 6 to 7 inch leaves rapidly form nice clumps - this form has a chestnut flower. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia dimorphotricha - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
A showy member of the multifloral group - flowers are saturated with deep red color - tiny hairs on the surface do not subdue the glossy appearance - three or four flowers are held on each stem above the compact 4 inch plant - bright light brings out red pigment in leaves. Mature.


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 Masdevallia discoidea - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Brazil - $ 20
Glossy grape jelly flowers have white stripe top and bottom - the blossoms are carried on short stems and have unusual flattened shape - viewed from the side they are round like a discus but appear compressed from above. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia discolor - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
Clumping plant has rounded 3 inch leaves - flowers are held on 5 inch stems and are a soft pink and yellow - uncommon. Mature.


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 Masdevallia erinacea - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - Panama - $ 25
A miniature delight - prickly yellow and chestnut globular blossoms sit above 1 inch grassy leaves - named for its resemblance to a tiny hedgehog - unusual and showy. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia herradurae - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 20
Dark red flowers with long pointed tails cluster around base of 4 inch narrow leaved plant - profuse bloomer quickly makes specimen plant. Mature.


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 Masdevallia imposter - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
IN SPIKE! named for its simularity to M. maculata - 6 inch plant with tall triangular stems - L-shaped flower is rosy red-brown edged in yellow - flowers repeatedly on same stem - vigorous. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia instar - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Peru - $ 25
Clumpy 5 inch plant produces many lovely 2 inch honey yellow triangular flowers dusted with red. Mature.


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 Masdevallia leptoura - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
LOADED WITH SPIKES! multiple spikes of several yellow and white flowers variably dotted with red - 5 inch plant is easy to bloom. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia mezae - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Peru - $ 25
2 or 3 flowers bloom atop 8 inch triangular stems - long tailed ivory flowers are lightly dusted with pink near center - blooms sequentially. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia mystica - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
This species may be a natural hybrid - it originated from a wild pod of Masd. ventricularia that had been recently imported - an easy grower with lots of tubular purple flowers with dark hairs at apex - floriferous. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia nidifica - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
Many wispy flowers of maroon and cream - 2 inch plant - easy to grow - blooms several times a year. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia ova-avis - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
The blossoms of this multifloral species cluster at the end of 8 inch spikes - the egg-like flowers have a grey-blue dorsal and are speckled with purple and orange - attractive paddle-shaped leaves. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia pachyura - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
A variable species in the multi-floral section - each stem carries about four flowers that are white dotted with red and have short thick curved yellow tails. Mature.


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 Masdevallia paivaeana - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Bolivia - $ 20
6 inch plant with climbing habit - yellow, pink and white flowers are fuzzy inside. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia polysticta - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Peru - $ 20
Handsome 8 inch plant - 10 inch spikes of white flowers speckled with maroon - yellow tails - several flowers bloom simultaneously on each stem. Mature.


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 Masdevallia pygmaea - Intermediate - Mounted - Colombia - $ 20
Possibly the tiniest in the genus - many white flowers show well against grass-like leaves. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia pyxis - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Peru - $ 20
Named for the box-like shape of the flower - each unusual waxy blossom is nicely colored with maroon, yellow and white - flowers bloom amidst 7 inch foliage - nice clumpy plants. Mature.


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 Masdevallia rolfeana - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
5 to 6 inch leaves are leathery and grow in a tight clump - rich maroon flowers are held on short spikes midway up the plant - each velvety blossom is cupped near the base and opens well to show a yellow throat - attractive and robust. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia schlimii - Cool to Intermediate - Potted - Colombia & Venezuela - $ 25
Rigid coriaceous leaves give rise to a tall four to six flowered raceme - each long- tailed blossom is minutely dotted with purple-brown - yellow tails. Mature.


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 Masdevallia splendida - Cool to Intermediate - Potted - Peru - $ 25
Bright coral red flowers have an overlay of vivid red hairs - 2 inch flower on tall stem - 6 inch plant - condidered by some to be a natural hybrid between barleana and veitchiana. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia torta - Cool to Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
8 inch leaves have attractive reddish tinge - plant has climbing habit - flowers are dusty gold with dark red striations and bloom on short stems. Mature.


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 Masdevallia tovarensis - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Venezuela - $ 25
Up to five snow white flowers may be simultaneously produced on each inflorescence - each bloom is about 1½ inches - may bloom again from previous years flower spikes - very showy - divisions of select clones. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia tridens - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Glossy green 8 inch spatulate leaves - up to twelve yellow flowers huddle near the end of 10 inch spikes - bright yellow tails create a spidery effect. Mature.


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 Masdevallia trochilus - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia & Ecuador - $ 25
IN SPIKE! 9 inch pale green leaves with tall triangular shaped flower stems - slightly cupped mahogany red flowers have long yellow tails - blooms succesively for months. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia uniflora - Cool - Mounted - Peru - $ 25
The type species for the genus originally discovered in the late 1700s - eight inch plants have a somewhat spreading habit - single slightly cupped bright pink flowers are well supported on straight stems. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia ventricosa - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 25
Charming miniature closely related to M. nidifica - loosely clumping 2 inch leaves - numerous yellow flowers perched on thin stems hover just above the foliage - each long-tailed bloom has a distinctive crinkle at the base. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia yungasensis - Cool - Potted - Bolivia - $ 25
White to light pink flower is candy-striped with maroon - vigorous and free-flowering. Mature.


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Updated: 7/28/2015