Thursday, January 21, 2016

Masdevallia lucernula

Masdevallia lucernula is from Peru and belongs to the Masdevallia section of the genus.  It has the  bright colors of many of the flowers in that section but the flowers do not open as widely as others in the section.  This example of the species actually opens more widely than others which are almost closed at the end of the tube.  The species name, lucernula, means "little lamp" and rather aptly describes these charming flowers.


  1. They are a little beauties, thank you for sharing

    1. Thanks, my friend. Nice to hear from you again.