Masdevallia-amanda-2020-02-27***Confirmed as Masdevallia amanda (Mar 2020); correct based on the racemose inflorescence, shortly connate sepals, strongly arched dorsal sepal and keeled petals that are tridentate and serrulate; excellent match to description and drawing in Gerritsen & Parson's "Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World" and good match to photo in Volume 2, Native Colombian Orchids.***

Judging Center: Mid-America Judging Center

Award Number: 20204260

Award Date: February 01, 2020

Awarded As: Masdevallia amanda

Five translucent white flowers on two inflorescences; sepals stippled purple, dorsal sepal midrib white, caudae yellow; petal margins purple; lip overlaid dark purple; column cream, lightly overlaid chartreuse; substance good; texture matte.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 6.6

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 6.6

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.9

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: adjacent

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: not visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 7.5

Inflorescence > Arrangement: sequential

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 6.0

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 1.0

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: barrel

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: dark olive

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: hirsuit

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.8

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.6

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.6

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: 0.8

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: 0.8

Flower > Petals Length: 0.3

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.5

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Length: 0.3

Flower > Column Width: 0.1

Flower > Column Color: cream

Flower > Anther Cap Color: cream


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