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Masdevallia chuspipatae

Masdevallias and Draculas

Two groups of Neotropical orchids that belong to the group Pleurothallidinae, these are very popular plants with those interested in growing cool loving orchids. Both genera are somewhat similar in appearance with prominent sepals that often have tails, but with reduced petals and lips. Masdevallias are considered the more varied, having more that 500 species, and come in many colors and patterns. Draculas, of which there are approximately 120 species, are largely somberly colored often with patterns reminiscent of animal faces. Presented is a wide assortment of species from both genera.

Ron recently co-authored a book on Masdevallias, which features his photography as well.

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Masdevallia monogona

Masdevallia hortensis

Dracula levii

Dracula woolwardii