Masdevallia-ventricosa-Mellow-Yellow-CHM/AOS-2021-09-26***Determined to be Masdevallia nidifica, not Masdevallia ventricosa (Apr 2022); the most notable differences between M. nidifica and M. ventricosa are the sepaline tails; M. nidifica has very long and slender sepaline tails vs. shorter, thicker tails in M. ventricosa; this plant matches the longer, thinner sepaline tails of the two prior awarded yellow forms of M. nidifica; this plant also closely matches several of the photos of M. nidifica in the and Luer's line drawing in the SOF.***       

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 0

Award Date: August 21, 2021

Awarded As: Masdevallia ventricosa 'Mellow Yellow' CHM/AOS

Award number 20214886. Fourteen charming flowers on 14 inflorescences borne on a 54 growth plant grown on a 3 cm by 15 cm tree fern mount; leaves lanceolate, 1.1 cm x 3.0 cm, margins entire; dorsal sepals translucent light chartreuse, two maroon stripes along sides, 1.9 cm cauda green; lateral sepals translucent light chartreuse, four light green longitudinal stripes, 1.5 cm caudae light green; petals yellow green, burgundy at apex; lip light yellow, overlaid burgundy laterally, burgundy stripe centrally; substance medium; texture matte

Purchased from J & L Orchids

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 6.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 3.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.1 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 2.2 cm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 9.0

Inflorescence > Arrangement: unifloral

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

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: n/a

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.7 cm pedicel

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.7 cm pedicel

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: ovoid

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Flower Natural Spread Length: 3.5 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.3 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.6 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: 2.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: 1.5 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: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): longitudinal burgundy stripes; slightly pandurate

Flower > Column Length: 0.2 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: pale yellow

Flower > Anther Cap Color: pale yellow


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