Saturday, October 10, 2015

Masdevallia constricta 'Kailyn'

Masdevallia constricta with its tubular flowers belongs to the Saltatrices group of Masdevallias and is a spectacular species with flowers that are larger than the plant.  The flowers are 13 cm from tip to tip and are lined with glandular hairs.  This plant has flowers that are somewhat larger than normal and has been awarded by the American Orchid Society.  The species is from Ecuador.

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