Masdevallia Joan Ragan
(M. coccinea alba x M. Rising Sun)
Plant ID: 03580/03580,03091
Interesting color to this hybrid. M. Rising Sun is M. veitchiana crossed with M. rimarima-alba. None of the stripes remain from M. rimarima-alba and the form is a little like both M. veitchiana and M. coccinea alba. When the flower first opens on 03580, it has a touch of yellow in it that fades as it ages.
Joan Ragan coordinates Airedale Rescue in the state of Illinois and is very good at handling both people and the Airedales. She also handles the recordkeeping for the microchipping of our rescue dogs which is no easy task. I have known Joan for several years now and chose this hybrid for Joan because the white reminded me of the wisdom of age yet the fire is still there with the orange tails.