365 days of orchids – day 162 – Masdevallia lappifera

This species is a small growing Masdevallia from Ecuador found at around 1200m altitude. The large flowers are produced on short stems and are remarkable for the purple ‘hairs’ on the lip which give the species its name meaning the burred Masdevallia.

The species flowers several times during the year and the flowers are long lasting so this is a plant that often comes with us to shows. We grow it in Cool Americas.


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