Masdevallia-oxapampaensis-Susan-CHM/AOS-2021-06-06 *SITF has reconsidered the previous decision on this plant based on new information and confirms it as Masdevallia oxapampaensis (Feb 2023); Stig Dahlstrom, subsequent to SITF's original finding, compared this plant with the holotype and found that there are discrepancies between the holotype and the description and original drawing; Stig Dahlstrom concluded this plant matches the original holotype and SITF now confirms it as M. oxapampaensis.*

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20215000

Award Date: June 05, 2021

Awarded As: Masdevallia oxapampaensis 'Susan' CHM/AOS

Two strikingly colored trumpet shaped flowers and 7 buds on 9 arched, unstaked inflorescences up to 22.5 cm long emerging from a well-grown 31 cm wide x 17 cm tall 27 growth plant grown in a sphagnum moss mixed with fired clay pebbles in a 9 cm clay pot; 2 cm wide x up to 17 cm long entire oblanceolate leaves borne atop short sheathed ramicauls; sepals white suffused fuchsia, ciliate on the interior, coalescing into dark fuchsia longitudinal veins visible both on interior and exterior, extending back into a 1.7 cm long sepaline tube, tube butter yellow basally suffused tangerine medially, dorsal sepal caudae fuchsia basally, tangerine distal third, lateral sepal caudae orange; petals, lip, and column minute, white, lip edged dark fuchsia; substance firm, texture matte; recognized for beautiful, brightly colored flowers whose markings and coloration are expressed on developing buds as well as the mature flowers; native to Peru.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 20.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 17.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: oblanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.3 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: triangular

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 22.5 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: unifloral

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 16.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: n/a

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 21.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 21.0 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.2

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: minute

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: minute

Flower Natural Spread Length: 3.4 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.8 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.6 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: 0.9 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 1.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.1 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): channel in center

Flower > Column Length: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: white



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