Monday, October 20, 2014

Masdevallia constricta 'Kailyn'

As is evident from the photos, Masdevallia constricta has huge flowers that dwarf the plant.  The flowers are 13 cm from tip to tip on a plant that is about the same size.  The species is from Ecuador and belong to the Saltatrices group of Masdevallias.  The species name refers to the "constricted" sepaline tube which is covered on the inside with tiny glandular hairs.  This plant was awarded by the American Orchid Society several years ago.


  1. Wowww! The bloom of the Masdevallia is a stunner! But even better pictures. Congratulations Ron