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Masdevallia and Affiliates explains the newly accepted divisions of Masdevallia that Carl Luer outlined in Icones vol 28.

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Masdevallia Barb Oimas

(M. Monarch x M. Rising Sun)


Plant ID: 03552/03425


Other Information: M. Monarch is M. macrura x M. veitchiana and M. Rising Sun is M. veitchiana x M. rimarima- alba. You can see the heavy influence of M. veitchiana in this hybrid with the color, form and inflorescence of this flower. The heavy mottling of maroon comes from M. macrura. M. rimarima-alba has dwarfed the flower somewhat. As with many M. veitchiana hybrids, there are some clones with a clear, vibrant golden color like the clone on the right.


Barb Oimas is the Michigan coordinator for our Airedale rescue organization. Barb has a talent for being able to handle excitable people with calm and poise. However, she will definitely stand her ground for her beliefs and the Airedales she rescues. The bold color shows that Barb can speak her mind and the form (especially that of the flower on the right) shows that she can do that with grace.