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Masdevallia odontocera Luer & Escobar

From the Greek odontoceras, "a tusk," in allusion to the tusk-like tails of the lateral sepals.

 

Subgenus: Masdevallia

Section: Masdevallia

Subsection: Masdevallia

 

Clonal Name: 'Marsh Hollow'

Award: CCM/AOS of 83 points.

 

Additional Information: Locally abundant and apparently endemic in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia at altitudes of 5,900 feet (1,800 m) to 7,210 feet (2,200 m).

 

Photo courtesy of Jay Norris at www.ravenvision.ca